Indian Carpets has become the epitome of luxury flooring in India. Most of us are familiar with carpets produced in Bhadohi region of Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian carpets are regarded as the apotheosis of luxurious standards all around the globe.
History of Indian carpets dates as far back as the 16th century when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. It all started when Emperor Babar arrived in the country and was utterly disappointed by the deficiency of Persian luxuries present in his surroundings. The most missed amenity was the presence of soft carpets on the floor. This encouraged Akbar, to lay the foundation of carpet weaving in India in 1520.
Akbar brought the finest carpet weavers from around Persia to his place in Agra. Although illiterate, Akbar had a great eye for arts and crafts and always knew how to appreciate the same. This made him expand his carpet weaving technique and operations, which, with the help of the Persian Carpet makers, were set up in Agra, Lahore, and Delhi. The carpets that were being made were inspired by the designs of Kimran, Kashan, Isfahat and Herat.
Few years later, Akbar came up with the brilliant idea to teach the prisoners in his prisons the art of carpet weaving. He instructed the Persian carpet makers to start teaching the inmates. This reform was revolutionary for the Indian Carpet manufacturing history. Soon enough, the inmates mastered the art of arpet finishing process and surpassed their teachers, producing some of the fines carpets to ever surface in history. These events marked the birth of the Indian Carpet Making industry. This is when other parts of our country developed a sense of acceptance, and moreover, an affinity to appreciate the beauty of this art of making handcrafted carpets.
Synthetic Carpets are made of synthetic fibres, which is unusual for carpets in the country. These have minimal domestic application and are primarily used for Industrial and sometimes, military purposes.