Dhurrie rugs, a flat woven cotton rug, have a rich history that begins in regions such as Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Tibet, to name a few. Dhurrie rugs are actually a distant cousin to the popular wool Kilim, with similar design patterns. The main difference between the two concerns coloration. Dhurrie rugs are uniquely pastel with light and soft colors predominantly used. The patterns and motifs are generally geometric but can also include objects such as animals, floral scenes and even people. Dhurries made since the 1970's are made of wool, although ones made of silk can also be found.

Dhurrie rugs popularity is due in large part to their being both relatively inexpensive and reversible. Dhurries come in a variety of sizes and their color combinations that can either be bold and striking or subtle and casual. Dhurries have an identifiable 'stonewashed' look that sets them apart from others. These rugs are completely reversible. Dhurries made from cotton have a more 'original' look and tend to be the most sought after by collectors