1 Living Tradition: Handmade Carpets

Living Tradition: Handmade Carpets

Posted on August 20, 2013 by team


Today we are going to come to Dagestan to see how real carpets are made there (with no artificial colorants). It is a complicated, expensive and laborious process. It takes about two years to make one carpet like this. They gather herbals and roots, dry, grind and color them. When this is done they start making a carpet.

The coloring shop is located in a provate house, on the second floor lives a family and hopefully they do not suffer much from what happens on the first floor. As a rule they color threads once a month only or even more seldom. The boiling process takes place in a basement, where they have several boilers. On hot days it is very hard to be inside. Like in a sauna.


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Everything starts from colorants preparation. They are gathered in various seasons and many factors should be considered.

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One Response to “Living Tradition: Handmade Carpets”

  1. Alex says:

    Very impressive

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