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India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI

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Thousands of people are working in the carpet industry in Jammu and Kashmir.

An ancient symbolic code lies behind the intricate patterns of Kashmir's traditional handwoven carpets and rugs.

Credit: Rug Republic

Carpet weavers in India's Kashmir region have incorporated AI into their design process, shortening completion times from more than six months to around six weeks.

The traditional design process involves a designer producing a carpet design, an expert incorporating the ancient symbolic code known as talim into the design, and several weavers translating the code in small sections.

Now, computer software can handle the design and code creation, while weaving and knotting are still done by hand.

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