Panja weaving forms part of India's glorious weaving tradition. This craft is mostly used for making durries, (light woven rugs used as a kind of floor covering). The craft gets its name from a metallic claw-like tool called panja in the local dialect, used to beat and set the threads in the warp. Under the patronage of the Mughal emperors, carpet weaving traveled across the length and breadth of the country. Today, this craft is found in India from Jammu and Kashmir in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south and from Rajasthan in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east.