Lahore – Handmade Carpet Industry

Yasir Hussain is a fellow blogger at Lahore Metroblog and a friend. Last time when we met at Lahore’s pehli sarkaari meetup, he mentioned something about his business related to handmade carpets. I couldn’t discuss further details with him at that time since our Kaptaan Saab was very keen that we stay focused on the future strategic planning of Lahore Metroblog – the main purpose of our secret meeting. But it was a pleasant surprise indeed to know about Yasir’s work and that Mash’Allah he is doing so well at such a young age.
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Source: Yasir’s Web Site – Alrug.com
This one is called Navy Blue Hunting. It’s a very unique Zakni Baluchi in Hunting design.

I was really impressed with the wide range of collection available on his web site and I absolutely loved most of them. Some of them are master pieces of artists (pure genius I must say) who have designed and developed them. Someday I would like to pay them a visit and personally meet these gifted artists, should be very very interesting. Here are a few other handmade carpets from Yasir’s web site that I liked the most.
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Beautiful Kazak rug with semi-vegetable dyes and Ghazni handspun wool, made in Northern Afghanistan. This Kazak is a true master-piece of craftsmanship.

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Dark Blue Herati – A unique Mashriqi Herati with Pictorial design.

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Blue Isfahan

Now something briefly about Lahore’s Carpet Industry. The handmade carpets of Lahore are one of the major export items of Pakistan and earning us huge revenues each year. The gifted artists of Lahore’s carpet industry have the capacity to produce ANY kind of carpet. The govt of Pakistan is also encouraging this industry through various means. I know that SMEDA and some of the banks are offering loans and technical assistance to craftsmen/women for the purpose of setting up their own businesses. Pak Persian (double-wefted Mughal types), Afghan, Tribal, Herati, Mughal, Baluchi, Bakhtiari, Bokhara – you name it and they can produce it here. These carpets are mostly being produced for customers abroad.

9 Comments so far

  1. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 4:04 am

    You clean-bowled me, farhad!


  2. nausheen (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

    hahaha, nice post man! :D but you made me sound like a tyrant! :( heh, sorry for making an agenda an stuff though….next time it’ll just be a casual meetup? :)


  3. Darwaish (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 7:10 pm

    heh :) .. nopz, i made you sound like a strong, authoritative kaptaan .. someone in control which is always nice .. casual? hmm n i ‘ll start talking about my history n politics which am sure will be a boring thing for most of you :)


  4. nausheen (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2005 @ 1:30 am

    heh, nahhh…history’s nice. (not sayin anything about politics though, i probably won’t be able to contribute much to that discussion :s)


  5. Hans (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 4:35 am

    these are beautiful carpets. where can I buy these? i am coming to pakistan in the next a few weeks.


  6. Mohsin (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 12:12 am

    I am proud to being a Pakistani.This is a land of pleasure. I am writing enthusiastically and proudly. I love my Pakistan my Forefather and my country people. If any body want to add my msn ,that will my pleasure ( Mohsinn21@hotmail.com)


  7. Mohsin (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 12:28 am

    HANS … if you are coming to Lahore so you are invited at my shop for best buyying of carpets if you have money :P.I will deal you like as Friend.


  8. Mohsin (unregistered) on September 25th, 2005 @ 10:26 pm

    Add me for handmade Rug shopping, alladin@hotmail.com


  9. Drugo (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 4:34 am

    rsaiau fxvuzx



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