Panja weaving forms part of India’s glorious weaving tradition. This craft is mostly used for making durries which are light woven rugs used as floor covering. The craft gets its name from a metallic claw-like tool called panja in the local dialect, used to beat and set the threads in the warp. Panja durries offer a modern, stylish and a contemporised look with vibrant colors and patterns. These durries are completely handwoven and are made using various natural materials like cotton, wool, jute etc. The design language has remained more or less the same but there have been some changes seen in the color palette as per the market demand, experimental color palettes can now be seen in Panja durries in Geometric as well as abstract designs. Once the durries are made they are
sometimes stone-washed to give it a rustic look. Balaji Arts gives a perfect accent to a room adding up a tinge of culture. Easy to maintain, wash and clean they are most suited to the contemporary lifestyle. The catalogue contains some products woven in a village called Lawan which is 50 kms from Jaipur and is a cluster for making Panja Durries.
Mr. Shambhu Singh heads the group of weavers who create the beautiful durries. A traditional product for the contemporary lifestyle which is sure to liven up rooms not only in homes but also in hotels, spas and many other places.