Handwoven Underfoot – Incredible Flatweaves from Jawaja

by - Thursday, May 14, 2020


The deshi wools of the desert regions of Rajasthan make for durable and long-lasting carpets. The wool is naturally black, cream or white, creating a harmonious palette that works anywhere.  The weavers of Jawaja work on extra-wide handlooms to create these stunning flatweaves. They feature simple, bold designs and are fine examples of the weaver's art.
The Artisan's Alliance of Jawaja (AAJ) is a rural cooperative located in Rajasthan, India. AAJ members are leatherworkers and carpet weavers.

Shown: Large Jawaja Wool Carpet – Dark Stripe, Grid, Dark Lines

Shown: Jawaja Wool Carpet Runner – Day, Strong Lines, Night, Dark Lines

Shown: Small Jawaja Wool Carpet – Night, Light Lines, Dark Lines, Grid


In Jawaja, weaving is an art that involves the entire family. From bobbin winding to loom dressing, both men and women dedicate themselves to learning the tasks needed in the production of these robust carpets.

In contrast to many other types of carpet, Jawaja flatweaves are designed for everyday use. Starting with a cotton warp, local wools are intertwined into a tight weft-face. They are often constructed in bold, simple, geometric patterns that bring a measure of colour and light to the rooms that they adorn.


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