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We visited the carpet factory with two persons, as individual travellers, for about one hour. It was a part of a trip we made with a driver (for 300 yuan) with whom we had agreed to visit the Atlas Silk factory, the mazar of Imam...More
The skilled and painstaking work that goes into making a carpet is easily witnessed in this factory. For the amount of labor input the carpets are relatively inexpensive compared to the machine made product available in Australia.
The carpets in the display room with images...More
The women, and some men sit on wooden benches and use a hook type knife. They hook a piece of yarn around and then when they do say 50, they will trim them. If you ever wondered why rugs cost so much, this is why....More
It's just by the east bank of the river passing Hotan, there is a pulic tranport to this factory. You can see some female worker weaving carpet there. Beautiful and very stylish carpet, but they are expensive and mostly not for sell. It's good to...More
This is a combination "carpet factory" and general tourist shop. It's huge and has endless glass cases of "jade", jewellery, knickknacks, knives, etc. but the prices were just crazy. Most members of our group (we were a large group of friends travelling together) who spoke...More