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Carpet-making in India remains largely a cottage industry, with production in thousands of locations, from rural huts to makeshift factories (photos 1, 2). The carpet workers, who  toil 10 to 12 hours a day, six or seven days a week, often sleep in the shop, where they work on giant looms (photo 3). [Note: Faces have been blurred to protect identities.]

Handmade horrors

Many carpets from India that are sold in U.S. were woven by children, exploited adults, study says