Pink City Weavers is a company based in Athens, GA that specializes in importing & selling rugs and draperies from Jaipur, India as well repairing and cleaning rugs and draperies. Jaipur is known as the Pink City and upon arrival visitors will immediately understand where it gets its name.
Every building within the walls of the cities historic epicenter is painted a terracotta “pink” color with few exceptions to this uniform color scheme. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja (King) Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests.
The tradition has since been followed by the residents who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color. Jaipur is one of India’s largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.