Behind the Scenes

A Collage from My Travels

This is a collage of pictures of the various people in the rug-making world, their environment, and the various stages of rug making. Most of the photos I took during my numerous trips across the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

 

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Busy on a Loom

Busy on a loom. Large rugs will have 3 or more weavers tying knots. The curved knife is used to cut the yarn once knotted.

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SHEARING THE PILE

Much work has to be done once a rug comes off the loom. Shearing the pile, putting the selvage along the edges, washing, finish trim,

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Open Air Bazaar

An open air rug market in Northern Afghanistan. Buyers/exporters come and haggle over prices of rugs that were woven by women in local homes and

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