shaving carpet surface at Farahan Carpet Workshop

After cutting the hand-made carpet from the loom, the first step is to shave the carpet surface, which is done to smooth the lint and make the design more beautiful. Weavers usually take a handmade rug’s lint a little longer than usual to in order to have a better shaving. Sometimes some customers ask for longer lint so that they can make a handmade carpet surface to be shaved every year, because as you know, the shorter the lint,  the more beautiful the design is.

Watch the movie below, which our dear colleague does with great care and skill. The shaving work is an easy one to watch, but it takes high precision and skill to keep the level perfectly smooth.

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you can see the production process here