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All you need to know about the Indian carpet industry?

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Indian carpet industry: The art of carpet weaving in India was introduced by Sultan Zain-ui-Abadin, who brought some Persian carpet weavers into Kashmir in the fifteenth century to train the local inhabitants.

Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh are Major Carpet Producing Centres In India, and cities like Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur … are so famous in carpet weaving. As you can see in below picture you can find the art of carpet weaving in many locations and districts of the country.

Since India is a very vast country with different cultures and customs, the wide range of carpet weaves in all provinces and cities causes a wide range of designs and colors, and this is one of the interesting and positive aspects of handwoven carpets.

Indian carpet industry

India is one of the important countries in the global carpet and flooring market. India is currently the largest exporter of handwoven carpets in the world by a large margin and exported over 336 million dollars in 2021.

Interestingly, the title of the world’s second exporter of handmade carpets is held by Egypt with 175 million dollars, and the third place is held by Iran with 80 million dollars.

In India, nearly two million people are engaged in carpet weaving, mostly in rural and low-income areas.

World handmade carpet exports (1.000$)
Table: World handmade carpet exports (1.000$)

India is the unrivaled producer of Indian tufted carpets

Also, India is one of the important countries in tufting carpets and especially hand tufting. In India, due to the cheapness of labor, all activities and industries that require workers are affordable.

Also, hand-woven carpets and even Indian tufting carpets require very little investment, and unlike tufting carpets that are produced with advanced and expensive machines in very high quantities, in hand tufting, the only necessary capital is a metal or wooden frame and a manual tufting machine that can be purchased for a few hundred dollars.

Very low initial capital for equipment and cheap and skilled labor are two very important factors that have almost made India unrivaled in the field of handwoven carpets and hand-tufted carpets in the world. More interestingly, the export of hand-tufted rugs in India is twice as much as the export of handwoven carpets in this country, about 750 million dollars.

Table: Handmade Carpets and Other Floor Coverings (5 years)

There are many companies in India that have the ability to produce hand-tufted carpets in very large and different sizes. Even Indian companies do a lot of hand-tufted carpets for world-famous hotel projects and commercial centers, especially in Dubai and the Middle East region.

According to the skill level of the weaver, very creative and attractive motifs and designs can be produced in hand-tufted carpets, which are ready for sale much faster than hand-woven carpets.

As mentioned above, India has almost nothing to say in the machine-made carpet industry due to its capital intensiveness, and the export of this type of Indian carpet is very small. In the field of machine-made carpets, Turkey has 30% of the world’s production with exports of nearly 3 billion dollars.

Read more: Carpet Industry and Exports

As shown in the table below, the United States of America is the first buyer of handwoven and tufted Indian carpets by a large margin, and more than one billion two hundred million dollars of the total exports of Indian carpets and floor coverings are exported to America. Indians in America are a powerful and influential colony who have been able to establish good sales channels for themselves in America over the years.


India is exporting to more than 70 countries in the world, mainly to the USA, Germany, Canada, the U.K., Australia, South Africa, France, Italy, Brazil, etc., and started exporting to China.

It can be said that the most important competitors of Indians in the American market are Iranian and Turkish businessmen. Especially after the corona pandemic and China’s shorthand from the American market, Turkey has been able to increase its machine carpet market in the United States and export almost as much machine carpet to the American market as India.

The largest export markets for Indian textile flooring and carpet are America with 47%, Europe with 31%, and other countries with 22%.

Source: Indian Handmade Carpet Industry

Iran’s decline in handwoven carpets and the increase in India’s market share

Once upon a time, Iran and Iranian carpets were the leaders of the handwoven carpet sales and export market, but over time and the policies of the governments of Iran and the United States, led to the embargo of Iranian goods, including handwoven carpets, Iranian carpets almost lost their place in the market. And in the meantime, countries like India could fill the void in the Iranian market, especially the large American market, with proper marketing and knowing the market’s taste.

One of the tools that Indians use to enter the market is a strong presence in related American exhibitions such as the Surface exhibition. Also, Indians have an active presence in the demotex exhibition and domestic exhibitions in India.

In March, the Indian Carpet Export Promotion Center held an exhibition with the presence of more than 200 important producers of this country, in which 256 buyers from 56 countries were present.


• Kashmir:  Kashmir is famous for its handmade silk carpets. These are very exclusive carpets and give ethnic look. We can say that it is the fort of exclusive handmade oriental carpets. Kashmir is well known due to its craftsmanship in the carpet industry. Handmade silk carpets are hand-knotted carpets that take many months to complete. Weavers make designs that represent the nature of Kashmir as they make
Chinar trees, Birds, etc.

• Uttar Pradesh: As we know that Bhadohi, Mirzapur, and Agra are famous places of handmade Indian carpets. These places are known for their unique colors and designs of the carpet. Emperor Akbar established the first carpet weaving center in Agra. Weavers used vegetable dyes for giving vibrant colors to the carpet. The specialty of these carpets is their individual designs. The weavers represent stories behind carpet designs, for instance, they included the Taj Mahal, bold motifs, war, etc.

• Jaipur:  Jaipur, is the capital of Rajasthan. As we know that Rajasthan is the place of kings like Maharana Pratap, Jai Singh, Man Singh, etc. so they used handmade carpets for decorating their palaces. Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur are famous for their handwoven dhurries.
Rajasthan is only a place where you can find the finest material of handmade cotton hurries. These hurries are also known as Jaipur Dhurries.


The pattern of Carpets: Handmade carpets are available in various design patterns. Handmade carpets are divided into two categories. The first one is a traditional design and a modern design. Traditional carpets include Kirman, Kashan, Hamadan, Tree of life, Bokhara, etc. But nowadays handmade carpets are also woven in contemporary designs like abstract, plain, strips, etc. for modern home decor.

Material of carpet:  Handmade carpets are woven in wool, pure silk, and cotton material. It can be woven in a combination of wool on cotton, wool on wool, silk on cotton, and silk on silk.

Best Places to buy Indian handmade Carpets:  You can buy handmade carpets in Delhi, Jaipur, and Agga. Delhi is the best place to buy a handmade carpet because this is a place where you can easily find a big collection of handmade carpets.


Read more: Top Textile Companies In India That Boost Fabric Market

The Art & Craft Manufacturing Process

Once the dyed yarn is ready, the designers create carpet designs either by hand or on a CAD. These designs are the reference point for the production of all types of carpets. A warped frame is constructed for hand-knotted carpets. Hand-knotted carpets made from silk and wool are the most exquisite in these carpets are skillfully tied by the weaver under strict guidance of the master weaver.

Pre-woven fabric is stretched on a tufting loom to produce Tufted Carpets. Tufted Carpets are relatively easier to produce as the yarn is tufted by a tufting tool at a high frequency. Hand-woven carpets are directly woven on handloom-like fabrics.

Yarns used for all types of carpets are dyed or prefinished natural yarns. Post-weaving, handmade carpets go through the process of latex fixing, backing, washing, sheering, finishing, and inspection before they are ready for export shipments. India offers one of the largest varieties of designs, weaves, structures, and processes for handmade carpets. The range consists of Hand-knotted, Handtufted, and Hand-woven carpets, Area Rugs, Kilims, and Durries, all of which follow a unique manufacturing process of their own.


About Carpet Export Promotion Council

The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) was set up by the Ministry of Textiles in the year 1982 under the Companies Act to Support, Protect, Maintain, increase, and promote the export of handmade Carpets and other floor covering from India. There is 2,600 member – exporters registered with this Council under the Import-Export Policy. The main functions and objectives of this Council are to organize participation in trade fairs, exhibitions, and Buyer Seller Meets in India and abroad.


List of 215 best carpet producers of India (Updated Sep. 2022):

S. No. Company Name Email
1 A B CARPET & DURRIES abcdurries@gmail.com
2 AARUSH OVERSEAS overseasaarush@gmail.com
3 ABDUL SALAM & SONS abdul@abdulsalamsons.com
4 ADARSH EXPORTS enquiry@adarshexport.com
5 ADEENA FLOORINGS adeenafloorings@gmail.com
6 ADIL CARPET COMPANY adilcarpet6@gmail.com
7 ALAUDDIN LOGISTICS PVT. LTD. afroz@alauddinlogistics.com
8 ALI TEPPICH PVT LTD ali_teppich@yahoo.in
9 AMAAN RUGS amaanrugs@gmail.com
10 AMIRIAN BROTHERS & CO. amirianbroco@gmail.com
11 AMIT CARPET INDUSTRIES amitcarpet@yahoo.in
12 ANSARI FLOOR RUGS ansarifloor@yahoo.co.uk
13 ANSARI RUG BAZAR info@ansarirugbazar.net
14 ANTIQUE RUGS INDIA antiquerugsindia@gmail.com
15 AR CARPET IMPEX arcarpetimpex@gmail.com
16 AR INTERNATIONAL atique@rugsmart.in
17 ART WEAVERS PRIVATE LIMITED artweavers@hotmail.com
18 ARTEX aartex1@gmail.com
19 ARTLINE CREATION vikramcarpetsmzp@gmail.com
20 ARVIND EXPORTS arvind@arvindcarpets.com
21 ASGHAR CREATIONS tmproducts.bhadohi@gmail.com
22 ASHOK CARPET COMPANY ashokcarpetco@gmail.com
23 ASIAN RUG MART asianrugmart@gmail.com
24 ASRA RUGS qadir@asrarugs.com
25 AVISON CRAFTS info@avisoncrafts.com
26 AYESHA HANDICRAFTS ayeshahandicraftsmzp15@gmail.com
27 AYM SYNTEX LTD shahid_jamal@aymgroup.com
28 AYUB CREATIONS info@ayubcreations.com
29 AYUB RUGS ayubrugs@gmail.com
30 BALAJI CARPET INDUSTRIES balajicarpet@gmail.com
31 BANSAL CARPETS bansalcarpets@gmail.com
32 BANSAL RUGS PVT LTD. bansalrugs@gmail.com
33 BARANWAL EXPORTS baranwalexports@baranwalexports.in
34 BHADOHI COTTON COMPANY shyambcc@gmail.com
35 BUNTY CARPET INDUSTRY buntycarpetsindus@gmail.com
36 CARE & FAIR (INDIA) carefairindia@gmail.com
37 CARPET CRAFTS craftscarpet@gmail.com
38 CARPET PALACE carpetpalace1@gmail.com
39 CARPETS-DE-ORIENT hannansoriental@gmail.com
40 CHAMPO CARPETS rakesh@champocarpets.com
41 CHANDAN CARPETS chandancarpets@outlook.com
42 CHANDRAHAS KUMAR SANJAY KUMAR ckskcarpetexp@gmail.com
43 CHINAR INTERNATIONAL info@chinarinternational.com
44 CLASSIC COLLECTION info@indianartgallery.in
45 CREATIVE LINE creativelinebhadohi@gmail.com
46 DECENT RUGS ajaz@decentrugs.com
47 DELTA SOLUTIONS arun@delta-solutions.in
48 DELUX OVERSEAS faraz@deluxoverseas.com
49 DEONATHPUR OVERSEAS deonathpur@gmail.com
50 DIVINE TEPPICH divineteppich@yahoo.com
51 DUGAR EXPORTS exportsdugar@yahoo.com
52 EAST WEST TRADING CORPORATION info@eastwestrugs.com
53 EOC POLYMERS INDIA PVT. LTD. dharmendra.gangurde@eocgroup.com
54 EXCELLENT CARPETS excellentcarpets@gmail.com
55 FARAZ CREATION faraz.creation.india@gmail.com
56 FASHION CARPET COMPANY fcc@fashioncarpetco.com
57 FASHION CARPETS INTERNATIONAL fashioncarpetsintl@gmail.com
58 FEROZSON EXPORTS PRIVATE LIMITED ferozsonexports@gmail.com
59 FIBER N LOOM PVT LTD info@fibernloom.com
60 FIROZEH COLLECTION firozehcollection@gmail.com
61 FLOORINGSS flooringss@flooringss.in
62 GALLERY galleryofrugs@gmail.com
63 GLOBAL OVERSEAS info@globaloverseas.in
64 GOGREEN CARPETS marketing@gogreencarpets.com
65 GOYAL EXPORTS goyalexportsbdh@gmail.com
66 GRF OVERSEAS grfoverseas@gmail.com
67 HAMZA RUGS kwcarpet@yahoo.com
68 HANDS AND CRAFT GLOBAL (OPC) PRIVATE LIMITED handsandcraftglobal@gmail.com
69 HARISH INTERNATIONAL harish@harishinternational.com
70 HASAN TEPPICH hasanteppich@gmail.com
71 HASIDA AND SONS hasidasons@gmail.com
72 HERITAGE EXPORT CO mailbansals@yahoo.co.in
73 HOME FLOORING AND DECOR PRIVATE LIMITED info@rizwanexporthouse.com
74 HUSSAIN RUGS INTERNATIONAL shams@hussainrugs.com
75 IDEAL CARPET INDUSTRIES idealcarpets@gmail.com
76 INDIAN HANDCRAFT HUB ihh.abdul@gmail.com
77 INDIAN RUG GALLERY indianruggallery@rediffmail.com
78 INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS arvind@arvindcarpets.com
79 INNOAGE-TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED akhilesh.tripathi@innoage.in
80 INTERLOOM interlooms@gmail.com
81 J.P. EXPORTS. j.p.exports2012@gmail.com
82 JAIN CARPET INDUSTRIES jcihouse@gmail.com
83 JAIPUR RUGS COMPANY PVT. LTD. jaipur@jaipurrugs.com
84 JAMILA ARTS sales@jamilaarts.com
85 JANSONS jansonscarpets@hotmail.com
86 JINDAL INC asian.jindalinc@gmail.com
87 JOLLY ENTERPRISE jollyenterprise10@yahoo.in
88 KAILASH RUG INDUSTRIES info@kailashrug.in
89 KAPOOR RUGS WEAVERS kapoorrugsweavers@gmail.com
90 KARAN EXPORTS rajeev@karanexports.com
91 KASHMIR ARTS kashmirarts@hotmail.com
92 KASHMIR GALORE kashmirgalore@gmail.com
93 KERMAN INTERNATIONAL kermanintl@gmail.com
94 KESHARI EXPORTS info@keshariexports.com
95 KHUSHI ENTERPRISES artweavers@hotmail.com
96 KRISHNA CARPETS krishnacarpets@rediffmail.com
97 KUMAR ENTERPRISES kumar.enterprises@gmail.com
98 KUMKUM RUGS keshariexports@hotmail.com
99 LIFESTYLE CARPETS INDIA maniessh@maheshcarpets.com
100 LUCKY EXPORTS shyambcc@gmail.com
101 M.A.CARPETS macarpet@rediffmail.com
102 M.W.S. & CO. info@tdomail.com
103 MABOOD INTERNATIONAL rahman@maboodinternational.in
105 MADHU INDIA DECO LIMITED sharad@madhuindia.com
106 MAHABIR PRASAD AND SONS mpsrugs.in@gmail.com
107 MAHESH CARPETS maniessh@maheshcarpets.com
108 MAHESH EXPORTS chirag@maheshexports.com
109 MAK ENTERPRISES makkarpet@gmail.com
110 MALABAR CARPET EXPORTS info@malabarcarpets.com
111 MANISH ENTERPRISES manishrugs@gmail.com
112 MASS HANDICRAFTS masshandicrafts@outlook.com
113 MAT INDIA CORPORATION matindiac@gmail.com
114 MAURYA TEPPICH EXPORT shyamteppich@gmail.com
115 MOMINA RUGS ra@mominarugs.com
116 MYFOREXEYE FINTECH PRIVATE LIMITED harish.lekhi@myforexeye.com
117 NAMAN RUGS & CARPETS namanrugsandcarpets@gmail.com
118 NARAYAN CARPETS narayancarpets@gmail.com
119 NATIVE RUGS nativerugs@gmail.com
120 NATRAJ RUG EMPORIUM natrajrugs@gmail.com
121 NAVKAR HOME PRIVATE LIMITED info@navkarpanipat.com
122 NEELAM EXPORT INC neelamcarpets@gmail.com
123 NEELKANTH OVERSEAS neetaneelkanth@gmail.com
124 NICE RUGS nicerugs53@gmail.com
125 NIZAM INTERNATIONAL nizaminternationalrugs@gmail.com
126 NOOR CARPET COMPANY noorcarpet08@gmail.com
127 NUMAN ORIENTAL RUGS numanrugsbdh@gmail.com
128 OCEAN ART COLLECTION oceanartcollection@gmail.com
129 ONYX RUGS onyxrugs@gmail.com
130 OPEE CARPET CORPORATION info@opeecarpet.com
131 ORIENT CARPETS orientcarpets@gmail.com
132 ORIENT TEPPICH EXPORT orientteppichexport@gmail.com
133 ORIENTAL ART COVERS covers72@gmail.com
134 OVERSEAS BOOKS AGENCY overseasbooks@gmail.com
135 OVERSEAS CARPETS LIMITED info@overseascarpets.com
136 PAMPOSH INTERNATIONAL info@pamposhinternational.com
137 PARVEZ SHAIKH CARPETS parvezshaikh4786@gmail.com
139 PLASTICO baranwalbipin@gmail.com
140 PNM INC rakesh@champocarpets.com
141 PRASAD CARPET & CO prasadcarpet12@gmail.com
142 QUASIMI TEPPICH EXPORT quasimibdh@gmail.com
143 R.K.COLLECTION rkcollectionbdi@gmail.com
144 RADHA EXPORTS HOUSE mcm_carpets@rediffmail.com
145 RADIANT RUGS radiantrugs1@gmail.com
146 RAHAMTULLAH & SONS ahsan@rahamtullah.com
147 RAHEEM & SON (SHAH MOHD) raheem.sons@outlook.com
148 RAHMAN EXPORTS rahmanexport@gmail.com
149 RAJ RUG HOUSE rajrughouse1@gmail.com
150 RAJPUT CARPETS rajputcarpets@gmail.com
151 RAMESH CARPET COMPANY rcc315@gmail.com
152 RARE RUGS PRODUCTION info@rarerugs.in
153 RAVINDRA CARPET INDUSTRIES ravindracarpet1@gmail.com
154 RIZWAN RUGS rizwanrugs@gmail.com
155 ROYAL ART COLLECTION ncpalace@newcarpetpalace.com
156 RUG PALACE EXPORTS rugpalaceexport@gmail.com
157 RUGS BY NATURE helloirshad@gmail.com
158 RUGS CONCEPT rugsconceptindia@gmail.com
159 RUGS MART info@rugsmart.in
160 RUGS MUSEUM rugsmuseum@gmail.com
161 RUGS OF INDIA info@rugsofindia.in
162 RUGS OVERSEAS rugsoverseas65@gmail.com
163 RUGS PALACE rugspalace@gmail.com
164 RUPESH KUMAR AND SONS info@rkscarpets.com
165 S G N DESIGNER CARPET sgndegin9@gmail.com
166 S K EXPORTS skexports333@gmail.com
167 S R I COLOR SYSTEM info@sricolors.com
168 S. M. HANEEF RUGS hamidz@rediffmail.com
169 SALAM EXPORTS waqar.salamexports@gmail.com
170 SALWAN EXPORTS salwanexports@gmail.com
171 SALWAN RUG INDUSTRIES salwan.rug@gmail.com
172 SAMEER ENTERPRISES sameercarpet@gmail.com
173 SARASWATI GLOBAL PRIVATE LIMITED info@saraswatiglobal.com
174 SARASWATII EXIM LLP info@saraswatiglobal.com
175 SATYAM RUGS EMPORIUM manishrugs@gmail.com
176 SEHGAL RUGS sehgalrugs@gmail.com
177 SHAAD BROTHERS info@shaadbrothers.com
178 SHALINI KREATION abhishek@shalinikreation.com
179 SHAMSHI EXPORTS shamshiexpo@gmail.com
180 SHAMSI COLLECTIONS shamsicollections@gmail.com
181 SHARIQUE AND BROTHERS shariqueandbrothers@gmail.com
182 SHIMNAN RUGS ashrafi_rugs786@yahoo.com
183 SHITANSHU ORIENTAL RUGS sorientalrugs@gmail.com
184 SHIVAM ARTS INDIA dpshivamarts@gmail.com
185 SHREE MAHESH EXPORTS shreecarpets2020@gmail.com
186 SIDDHARTH INTERNATIONAL siddharthint@hotmail.com
187 SINGH METALS singhnaresh231001@yahoo.co.in
188 SOLIDS & SHADES solidsnshades@gmail.com
189 SUNDERVISHAL CARPET PVT. LTD. mail@sundercarpet.com
190 SUNNY EXPORTS sunnybdh@gmail.com
191 SUPER QUALITY CARPETS superqualitycarpets@gmail.com
192 SUVRAT RUGS suvratrugs@gmail.com
193 T N COLLECTIONS tncollections@gmail.com
194 TAHIR CARPETS tahircarpet@gmail.com
195 TAJMAHAL PRODUCTS tmproducts.bhadohi@yahoo.com
196 TARA INDIA tarainrcy@gmail.com
197 TASVIRA CARPETS tasviracarpet68@gmail.com
198 TEPPICH-DE-ORIENTA info@tdomail.com
199 TEXTICO textico@textico.net
200 TUFTS & KNOTS tuftsknots@gmail.com
201 U.N CARPET MANUFACTURER uncarpet@yahoo.co.in
202 UNIQUE HANDICRAFTS uniquehandi@yahoo.com
203 VARDHAMAN EXPORT vardamanhandi@rediffmail.com
204 VIKRAM CARPET COMPANY v_carpets@hotmail.com
205 VIKRAM CARPETS vikramrkj@gmail.com
206 VILLAGE WEAVERS info@villageweavers.in
207 VINAY CARPET vinaycarpet1@gmail.com
208 VINI DECOR vinirugs@gmail.com
209 VISHAL CARPETS vishalcarpets@hotmail.com
210 WAHID INTERNATIONAL wahidinternationalbhadohi@gmail.com
211 WAZIRI EXPORTS waziriexports@gmail.com
212 WAZIRI INDIA wazirifazal@gmail.com
213 WEAVERS INNOVATIONS sales@hussainrugs.com
214 WEAVERS KNOT INC weaversknotinc@gmail.com
215 ZIA COLLECTIONS ziacollectionsbdh@gmail.com
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