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Rugmaking in Pakistan

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When the rugs are dry, they have to be trimmed. Not only does this even out the rug, but it makes the pattern stand out more. Depending on whether the final rug would have a thick or thin pile, a different set of horizontal 'scissors' is used. You can imagine the air in the sealed-off room: hot and filled with all sorts of floating dust and wool. Not a job for the asthmatic.