Agra, the Weaving Heart

The Agra city had such a big impact on the weaving market development, we can almost call it a Hollywood of carpets. And not because of the famous Taj Mahal, that’s located there. In that city, the antique carpet production took place for the very first time. One day, back in 1530, an emperor Akbar the Great brought here a few weavers from Persia to set up workshops and finally establish Indian biggest weaving center. Interestingly, those weaving masters taught the craftsmanship not to local people, but to prisoners! They were a large group, willing to engage in any job, so as a result, the reform managed to develop many talented craftsmen. Moreover, the system proved to be so beneficial that it still works nowadays.

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