Khadi Gultarash is also known as carving. This is a method to give cuts in the design. During this process, the artisans keep the scissors straight up and make a cut in the design.
Put Gultarash is also known as embossing. This method is used to give a high and low effect on the rug. During this process, the artisan keeps the scissors bent and moves it around the design to provide a three-dimensional look.
The back burning process is fairly straightforward. A carpet is placed at a distance from a flame, or a torch is taken over it. The flame singes the back of the carpet which clears out any loose strands, but more importantly tightens all the knots in place. When exposed to heat, the yarn recoils and shrinks which increases its durability immensely.
One step that can be easy to associate with is washing. It may sound simple, but there’s a reason carpets aren’t washed in every home. Each carpet isn’t washed, but rather bathed and groomed. It’s an art in itself. Washers lay the carpets onto the floor, and methodically pour water and mild cleansing solution, using a unique oar-like paddle to flush out the dirt trapped inside. Each stroke takes out what is unnecessary and at the same time increases the strength of the underlying knots. The strokes are done in unison and perfect coordination, and technique is so effective, it uses a prescribed minimum amount of water and is done in 15 minutes!
In essence, a flatweave is a thick cloth made of cotton or wool. A Dhurrie is a flatweave from India, while a Kilim is from Persia. These rugs are woven by interlocking warp and weft threads, similar to making textile. They are mobile, versatile, durable and cost-friendly which gave way to a large range of weaving patterns, designs and colors.