Hand-tufted woollen rugs and carpets from Mirzapur Cluster. It is a commonly practiced craft of the region and has been marked as a cluster for handloom, hand-knotted and hand-tufted carpets and rugs. We bring you a curated range from the region where the craft dates back to the early Mughal Era. We hope
you enjoy and like what we were able to find and bring to you.
Story of Craft: Mirzapur-Bhadohi region is the largest handmade carpet-weaving cluster, engaging around 3.2 million people in the industry. It is also known as the ‘Carpet City’. The genesis of carpet making in Mirzapur can be traced to the Mughal emperor, Akbar, in the 16th century. Rugs from Akbar`s reign (1556-1605) used cotton warp and wool pile and a variety of color scheme had multiple shades of blues, greens, and other colors on a red and peach base. The patterns were a reworked copy of Persian style
but later modified to Indian tastes. The unique weaving and coloring techniques make these carpets one of the most sought after in India and Globally.