During the manufacturing of a carpet the weaver cuts the yarn a little bit longer than intended for the final product. When the carpet is woven the yarn in the pile has a different length and the carpet gives a fluffy and fuzzy impression. In order to give the carpet an even nice surface and to get a clear sharp pattern, polishing of the carpet is needed.
This process is done with a tool/machine, which looks like and works about the same way as a beard trimmer with a built-in sucking function. You can clearly see this on the picture below, the difference before and after the polishing.
Back in time the pile was cut with a pair of scissors or a knife and a comb, this work required extreme precision and one single mistake could ruin many hours of work for the weaver.
The last and finally stage before the carpet can be put up for sale is to let it sun-dry thorougly.
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