Uttar Pradesh weavers make gigantic carpet for China hotel

January 23rd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI  

By Brajesh Kumar Singh
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 23 (ANI): Weavers in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh made a gigantic carpet which will adorn the floors of a China hotel.
Made by around 200 weavers in three months”, the carpet measuring 113 feet in width and 160 feet in length.
The carpet has been made on a special order by China’’s Hyatt hotel and this is the first time that such a big carpet has been made by these weavers.
“This is the first time we”ve made such a big carpet. Initially we faced some problem but now it feels great. Earlier we used to get orders only from America, Europe, Germany but now China has also started giving us orders for carpets,” said Javed Ansari, Carpet Unit Owner.
The jubilation of the weavers is quite evident from their faces as they marvel at their own handiwork after completing such a humongous task.
“When we heard about the carpet we were a bit skeptical but we all got together and worked hard with cooperation and completed this carpet in three months” time,” said Mohammed Taha, a weaver.
Entirely hand made, this carpet is made of wool and costs around 1.5 million rupees.
The carpet has been made in 13 separate pieces, which will be assembled together in China.
Known as the ”Dollar Belt”, Bhadohi is world famous for its hand knotted carpets and hand tufted carpets, exporting carpets to many foreign countries. (ANI)

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