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