Pleasing to the eye and soothing for the mind, the floor coverings of India are heart-winners. The main centres are Rajasthan. Being mostly export- oriented, the weavers can produce almost any design. However they have a few distinctive designs of their own like. The carpets are so exquisitely made that they are often used as wall hangings. Improvements in the techniques of washing, have given them a mcre lustrous shine.