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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

The Existence of Carpet Industry in Bhadohi, India

Submission: March 15, 2018;Published: July 02, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.03.000563

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume3 Issue3


Indian carpet is famous worldwide for its premium quality and texture. India controls almost 40 percentages of worldwide export volume. US is the largest importer of carpet from India in previous years. Bhadohi-Mirzapur region of Uttar Pradesh is famous for GABBE Woollen carpet in India and outside India. The carpet manufactured here are mainly export centric. This belt is famous from the age of Akbar regime. The Persian design is the primary attraction of the carpet manufactured here. The weavers are especially skilled to give the artistic form of the design with their hands to the carpet. But being the bottom of pyramid they get absolutely share of profit the businessmen and exporter company make. They are exploited by the middleman in every respect. The wages they get are so less that it makes them to leave the job and switch to other manual jobs. If a social enterprise or cooperative society could be setup them they could get the justice of being paid for what the labour they do.

Keywords: GABBE woollen carpet; Persian design, Social enterprise; Cooperative society

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