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The tradition of handwoven carpets in Bhadohi, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India dates back to the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. However, it is widely established that carpet weaving in the region goes back even earlier to the time of the Persian master weavers who settled in this region in the 14th century.
Entire families and communities in this part of the country are engaged in various parts of the manufacturing process of handwoven carpets. Well-known carpet types from Bhadohi include cotton Dhurry, Chhapra Mir carpets, Loribaft, Indo Gabbeh as well as Nepalese carpets.