Introduction to Warangal Carpets
There is a host of various arts and crafts which the people of Andhra Pradesh have patronized, in keeping with the affluent tradition of the state. One of these for which the state of Andhra Pradesh is famous for, is the craft of carpet making or carpet weaving. It was the Arab community that settled down in this region that led to the weaving of Indo-Persian carpets. The Warangal Carpets in Andhra Pradesh is one distinctive style of carpet weaving which is still as popular as it was when it started way back during the Mughul era.
History of Warangal Carpets
The history of Warangal carpets dates back to the Mughal era. It was when the Mughal army, that comprised of the artists and crafts persons, moved into the Deccan region and began the art of carpet making. There was abundant cotton that grew in and around the Warangal area which made carpet weaving much easier. The Warangal Carpets gained so much popularity that in 1885, these carpets known as Deccan rugs then, received an award fro craftsmanship at the British Empire Exhibition at London.