The Artisan's Alliance of Jawaja is a rural cooperative located in Rajasthan, India. The group represents the work of two crafts; leatherworkers and carpet weavers. We carry a selection of Jawaja carpets in our main store on Granville Island.
The wools of the harsh desert regions of Rajasthan make for durable and long-lasting carpets. The weavers of Jawaja work on extra-wide handlooms to create these stunning flatweaves. They feature simple, bold colours and are fine examples of the weaver's art.
MEET THE ARTISANS
These flatweaves are made by the weavers of the Artisan's Alliance of Jawaja.
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.