Hand Block Printing has many similarities to the rug industry. Both are century old art forms, both involve artisans and craftsmen.
Today, you can find hand block printed textiles. It has started to come to the rug industry. Here is a short simple video on the process it takes to block print textiles. These same methods have transferred over to rugs, just on a different scale. Keep an eye out for more information on block printing. It is a fascinating art form that I am happy to see transferred to rugs.