JAMAKHAN Line is a hand-woven rug in navy blue and ivory yarn and is part of our ‘JAMAKHAN’ collection. This collection is inspired by Bhavani ‘Jamakkalams’, the colourful and graphic floor-coverings from Bhavani, a town in the Erode district of Tamil Nadu. These textiles are often over-sized and are used as floor coverings in homes, wedding halls and public events. They were once traded with Persian traders for dates and were renowned for their high durability. They went by the name ‘Jama-Khan’.
Working with textile-designer Sagarika Sundaram our contemporary take on the original and iconic textile features striking horizontal lines of varying widths. Made by the same weaving community in the town of Bhavani, this hand-woven rug is available in a single colour that navy blue with ivory dashes.
It is woven from high-grade Erode cotton yarn and hand-dyed the old-fashioned way in the neighbouring town of Karur. The result is a long-lasting and soft product that is also fade-proof. We suggest dry clean only!
Like the original Jamakkalam textiles, this hand-woven rug has been made on the famous looms of Bhavani in Tamil Nadu. These looms span about 5m in length and are some of the largest looms in India. The weaving process is quite special and sees the weavers standing in a line throwing the shuttle across to each other at speed as the weft is woven through.
We wanted to update this amazing textile object but have it produced on these magnificent looms by the original community of weavers. Here is a short video of the making process you can watch.