During the first year of training, the trainees are imparted knowledge and skill relating to carding, plain weave and yarn spinning. During the second year the trainees are taught how to weave a variety of designs.After training, these trainees can work from their own homes or they can avail of the facilities provided by the Directorate by coming to work as paid workers in the production centres. They can also form craft cooperatives with others.
This is a traditional design used in carpets in Sikkim. The Tanga is actually a medallion or a coin and is popularly used in carpets, wood carving, paintings etc. While the original coin is said to have some words inscribed in the middle these designs in carpets have no inscriptions.
Sikkimese carpets are hand woven in fixed vertical loin looms by women. The time taken in making these carpets varies according to the ability of the weaver.