Mahindra carpets make for an elaborately decorated area rug. Each design is woven to express a beautiful display of shapes, and intricate patterns are not unusual to see in this type of complimentary decor. Its rich history is quite easily reflected. One look at a Mahindra carpet will give some great insight into the origin of its creation.
These folk rugs come from Northern India, where the symbolically lain designs are well known and easier to translate. This isn't a surprise, considering just how decorated exotic India really is. From marketplaces, to carriages. Even homes are adorned with beautiful displays. The fact that these rugs are from such a place comes to no surprise whatsoever.
Usually, the images on a Mahindra folk rug will depict elaborate stories of otherwordly beings, deities, and situations that are from realities unlike our own. A common theme for rug weavers to portray includes such religious parables as Hindu gods and the Maratburada. Sufficed to say, these handmade rugs are often used as a medium to which its creator can express their more spiritual side. Since these rugs are always made with such precision, care, technique, and overall skill - it's obvious that the ones who weave them have an immense passion for what they do and whatever it may be that they're hoping to express.
Many collectors tend to take to these rugs, due to their exotic flair and likability. Despite the collector's value that these area rugs might have, there are those other types of Mahindra rugs that don't necessarily portray any intricate tale. There are rugs available that are made from more simpler patterns or ones that simply are there to look good and create a more unique twist to the typical living area.
The color combinations available tend to be on the faded side. You're less likely to find a neon pink and green Mahindra area rug, and more likely to see a piece with more earthy color tones. Many of these authentically colored patterns are purely Indian in textile. It's obvious from the get-go, whether or not one is authentically made from India.
Reinvigorating the carpet industry in India was taken up by Michaelian & Kohlberg, back in the 1980's. Villagers were helped with the technique of carpet spinning, along with certain skills pertaining to cultivating, farming and harvesting. They were then taught how to use dyestuff created from vegetable bases. These teachings helped form what is today known as the Mahindra carpet.