Nepal is the world's third largest manufacturers of handmade carpets. New technology has been brought to the solid basis of ethnic designs, materials and procedures beside improving the abilities of Nepalese weavers in response to the rising market. As a result volume and quality have improved without eliminating the hall marks of hand craftmanship. Inspection and follow-up actions throughout the production processhave ensured that the quality of the Nepalese carpet is maintained. Although being refered to as merely a carpet in the ordinary sense, the Nepalese carpet has a distinct image, recognition and worht in national and worldwide marketplace.