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New Parliament: UP’s carpets will enhance the beauty of both the houses of the Parliament


Carpet laying work started in November 2022, it took 7 months
A total of over 600 million knots were woven to make carpets.
It was a big challenge to prepare the carpet for the chambers of the House spread over about 17,500 square feet.

New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament House on Sunday. Carpets made by about 900 artisans of Uttar Pradesh after weaving for one million hours are adorning the floor of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the new Parliament House. The carpets of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively depict exquisite forms of the national bird peacock and the national flower lotus.

According to information, ‘OBT Carpet’, a more than 100-year-old Indian company that produces this carpet, said that the weavers have prepared more than 150 carpets for the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. They were then stitched in the shape of a semi-circle to suit the architecture of the two houses spread over an area of ​​35,000 square feet.

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Rudra Chatterjee, president of OBT Carpets, said that the weavers had to prepare the carpets for the assembly halls spread over 17,500 square feet. This was an extremely challenging one for the design team as they had to carefully craft the carpet in individual pieces and stitch them together, ensuring that the creative mastery of the weavers was maintained even after the carpet was assembled and that the carpet was more Do not deteriorate despite the movement of people.

The colors used in the Rajya Sabha are mainly inspired by the Kokum red color and the green color used in the Lok Sabha is inspired by the feathers of the Indian peacock. Referring to the intricacies of the workmanship, he said that 120 knots per square inch were woven to make the carpet, which means more than 600 million knots were woven.

Weavers from Bhadohi and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh toiled for ’10 lakh’ hours to prepare the carpets for the upper and lower houses of the new Parliament House.

Chatterjee said that we started this work in 2020 amid the global pandemic. The weaving process, which started by September 2021, was finished by May 2022, and the laying work started in November 2022. It took 7 months to complete this work.

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