Home Furnishing

Home Furnishing
The fascinating art of home decoration and improvement to impact the look and feel of your living space using handcrafted ethnic products comprises of home furnishing. The roots of this industry lie in the age old traditions and no one knows when it all started. It includes carpets or floor coverings, bed linen/covers, pillow and cushion covers, table linen and covers, doors and windows curtains, kitchen linen and toilet linen. Most of these are made out of cloth or fibres and weaved, carved, painted, printed or embroidered into bright colourful and ethnic products.

A unique craft of Manipur is the double-weave mat known as the kaunaphak reed mat. Known as phak in Meithei, a Manipuri tribal language, the reed used to weave the mat is called kauna. The mat is...
Rajasthan is traditionally well-known for fine-quality hand-knotted woollen carpets. Jaipur, Ajmer, and Bikaner are main centres for this craft. It is also found in smaller towns like Tonk, Chaksu,...
The kind of carpets made in Kashmir resemble Central Asian styles like bokhara and Turkish makes. Often, a cotton warp is mixed with a woollen weft. Silk carpets are also made. Medallions, horse...
Indian carpets feature a unique technique of matching different patterns in the centre of the design and are also known for their typical designs. Craftspersons very carefully weave the carpets...
Dhurries or floor coverings are made of cotton and they are woven all over India, with Calicut being the main centre in Kerala. Both single colours as well as mixed colours are used. The patterns...
Semi desert region of Kutch is rich in local craft. The local craftsmen of Gujarat make rugs, locally called namdas, in various designs, shapes and colours. The raw material required is wool which is...
The woven carpets of Bengal are mainly made by the women of the bhutia community. The designs of these carpets are usually taken from the neighboring Tibet and the material used is wool. The motifs...
The dhurries are made in the most tradional way of weaving. These brigh coloured dhurries are aved by hand- operated- looms. Craftspersons dye the yarn according to the design and the combination...
Knotted pile carpets produced without using any mechanical contrivance are artistically created by Gujarat's carpet-weavers. The only tools used are a knife for cutting the weft after the knot has...
The main centre is Gwalior where carpet-weaving began in the early part of this century and the designs are traditional.
Are available in beautiful patterns which are highlted with bright colours and sometimes single plain colours are also available.The patterns are of traditional and modern types. Craftmen are more...
The old centre for woolen carpets at Navalgund produces colourful dhurries. The art of dhurrie making has passed from generation to generation. The weavers have preserved the motifs of woolen carpets...
In the high altitudes of Himachal Pradesh, sheep and goat rearing is a very common occupation for many villagers who are involved in blanket-weaving and felting. The Giabong and Kulu valleys are the...
Woollen druggets of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are renowned worldwide. They are graded in quality depending on the shade of the ground that they are intended to cover: the higher quality drugs are...
Carpet weaving calls for a high degree of skill and dexterity and is generally done by the Monpa women in West Kameng and the tribes of North Siang, district apart form the Tibetan community settled...
Mirzapur, Badohi, and Khamaria are the main towns which have trained carpet weavers. Twisted cotton thread is used along with the Jute twine giving rougher qualities of carpet with about 60 knots per...
Dhurries or Shatrangis as locally called are made by the local craftsmen of Warangal. These dhurries are made in various shades having motifs woven into the body with contrasting borders. These...
Traditionally, the northeastern belt weaves hand-knotted woollen carpets with bold colourful designs on upright wooden frame looms. The method of weaving and the motifs and colour schemes are similar...
Coimbatore is known for the Bhawani dhurries. The motif is of lotus in the heart of the dhurrie while the border has floral or parrots as patterns. Bhawani dhurries are woven in the most traditional...
The women of the Bhutia community of Sikkim practice what is perhaps the oldest form of carpet weaving in the world where they traditionally weave hand-knotted woollen carpets with Tibetan designs on...
Masulipatnam is an important carpet-weaving centre in Andhra Pradesh. The weaving of Indo-Persian carpets here began with the settling of the Arab community in the area. The vocabulary of carpet-...
Floor coverings made in Haryana have rich hues and weaves in designs that range from floral and geometrical to human and animal forms. The materials used include cotton, jute, and wool, either...
The craft of Dhurries of Orissa has earned an importance as the same is mainly practiced by the inmates of the Central Jails of Cuttack and Baripada. It is both an occupation and a source of income...
The dhurries woven in Delhi have varied designs and are available in an impressive range of colours an patterns. They are made in various shapes and sizes, usually either in cotton or in wool. The...
Bihar has a tradition of carpet-weaving since the Buddhist and Mauryan era. The carpet industry found royal patronage about 300 ago, during the Mughal period and it is since then that pile carpets...