The master weavers in Panipat, India handcraft rugs that are truly works of art. But the traditional techniques that they use are in danger of disappearing!
That’s why we’re so glad that the rugs that Madhukar + Nikhil’s artisan group weave for west elm are some of our most popular. It means that Panipat’s master artisans can keep doing their thing on the same types of handlooms used in India for generations.
The Panipat workshop has been so successful, it now supports a community school with a renowned music and dance program. In the afternoons children are taught English and practical skills.
Watch the video below to learn more about this fourth-generation weaving workshop, and visit our site to see our committment to artisans across the world.