History Of Carpet Making
The craft of carpet weaving came to India between 12th and 15th century as the incursions from the Western frontiers began. The families of soldiers and the retinue of the west Asian invaders found India so congenial that they started settling down in their conquered land and started training the locals in carpet making.
The art of carpet weaving flourished as cottage industry during the period of political stability under the Mughal rule. The families of weavers settled down in the villages between Varanasi and Allahabad along G. T. Road and turned it into the most prolific carpet weaving belt.
The Indian carpets began to be exported in a big way during the British rule. Post-independence India developed facilities to continue the rich tradition of carpet weaving. While Agra, Bhadohi, Mirzapur emerged as established centers of carpet making, Jaipur surged ahead as the most innovative carpet hub of the country.
We aim at providing complete satisfaction to our clients by maintaining communication and effecting timely delivery of products that conform to international standards of quality.
Products We Offer
We offer to our clients a wide spectrum of silk & woolen carpets as also other handmade floor coverings at most reasonable prices. The range we offer includes:
Hand knotted woolen carpets in Oriental, Caucasian and Persian designs
Herbal washed carpets
Kashmir pure silk carpets
Artificial silk carpets
Stonewashed cotton durries
Jute-wool durries & woolen durries
Tufted carpets for star hotel lobbies and suites etc
Silk fabrics for furnishings and apparels
Our range of design includes:
Traditional Persian designs like Kashan, Hamadan, Kerman, Quom, Tabrez, Abadeh, Heriz etc.
Central Asian designs like Bokkhara of various styles
Caucasians designs like KafKaz, Kazak, Sheraz, Sherwans etc
We possess sound infrastructure facilities that comprises of well developed production units based in U.P and Rajasthan. In the manufacturing units, we have installed latest and the most advanced machines and equipments having the capacity of manufacturing quality end products.
Some of the facilities we have to ensure flawless production of end products include:
On receipt of customers choice of carpet design, our professionals sketch the design on graph papers. Penciling the features of an Oriental or Caucasian design in desired quality (knots) requires technical expertise. Principals of expansion and proliferation of motifs are followed in making designs of large rugs where as reduction and elimination is done to make smaller designs. Our designers not only have decades of experience in carpet designing but have also been befitted from Computerized Carpet Designing Courses at Jaipur.
Subsequently penciled sketches are colored using as many colors as intended to be used in making of the carpet. Each color on the design graph denotes a shade of woolen yarn to be used.
Dyeing And Winding
Carpet yarn is procured in the best available blends of wool. The hanks of woolen yarn are dyed using traditional method of Pot Dyeing or machine dyeing depending upon customers choice. Vegetable natural pigments or chemical dye stuff is used again depending on customers choice.
Women workers in our unit take up the task of winding and doubling of the yarn from Sun-dried hanks. Balls of woolen yarn are thus readied to be issued to our carpet weavers.
Most skillful of the weavers in the area are employed by us for carpet weaving. On-loom-inspections are carried out on daily basis to ensure adherence to norms of quality weaving.
The time taken in weaving depends on the quality (fineness) and the length of the carpet. Finer and longer carpets obviously take longer time.
Unwashed Carpet Inspection
All carpets are inspected under the Sun for any overlooked defects like disfigurement of motifs or errors in use of colors. The mistakes are rectified before the carpet is given out of washing.
Carpets are soaked in water for 24 hours. Washing is done manually on specially made platforms. Solutions of mild cleansing chemicals like bleaching powder, caustic soda are used to wash the carpets. This ensures removal of all dust and dirt as also the dis-infectation of the carpet.
In case of herbal washing, carpets are soaked in especially prepared herbal solutions. Roots, seeds and flowers of certain wild plants are boiled to make concoctions which go into carpet washing.
Herbal washing not only imparts entirely new tones to the shades of wool used in the carpets, it mutes out sharp contrasts in the colors creating a harmony that is indeed aesthetically appealing.
Washed carpets are dried up under the Sun before other finishing processes can be taken up.
Clipping & Birai
Expert workmen clip/ sheer the carpet with the help of especially developed clipping scissors. Birai or penciling is done to segregate colors to impart greater clarity to the design. All activities are monitored by our supervisors to maintain quality.
Custom Made Carpets
Being equipped to develop designs from carpet pictures, we also offer the facility of customization i.e. we can make and deliver carpets in any odd and extra large size in the desired pattern and colors. For years we have been making carpets for VIP abodes in India and for Indian embassies abroad.
Our Group Companies::
Our group companies branched off into export of leather garments & other allied items. Some of the established names are:
B. N. Enterprises
Flora India Exports
We are one of the few carpet manufacturers who were selected to participate in the UNDPs Carpet project for development of Indian designs.
Credited with developing designs Lotus and Latha.
Domestic marketing arrangements with leading showroom chains in all metro cities of India.
Carpets made by Flora India adorn almost all Indian Embassies abroad.