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Dhurrie Ya Dil . दरी-या दिल | Ishq Handwoven Cotton Punja Dhurrie ( Size Options Available )

This is a cotton dhurrie rug in a dash of colours, inspired by a traditional Turkish kilim. It is available in two sizes - 6ft by 4ft, and 8ft by 5ft. It is proudly designed and handwoven in India, in a fair trade workshop. Warp: Cotton Weft: Cotton Finishing – Short Edge: Fringes Finishing – Long Edge: Selvedge

  • Rs.13,200

Availability: 9

Product Code: 2032-KV23-KV-CD008-5-01

Made/ Mkt. By: Kalavilasa

Box- L.W.H | Wgt:80 x 80 x 50cm | 6000g

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Dating Dhurries Back In Time


    Flat-weave rugs are called dhurries in India. They have been woven for centuries, perhaps more than a millenium. Dhurrie was primarily a utilitarian textile, being used for purposes such as covering a wooden bed, or seating people on a bare floor, or as a prayer mat. The design of the dhurrie was simple, and typically featured stripes. It was always made of cotton, and was woven in households. 

In the 16th century, Mughal kings brought carpet and it's weavers from Persia to India. Unlike a dhurrie, it was a decorative textile which had a pile, and was made of wool and silk. The design of a carpet influenced the dhurrie design, which the Indian artisans readily adopted and internalized. Indian motifs like lotus and peacock were added to the design portfolio. To cater to demands from Europe, pictorial and floral designs were woven in the dhurrie. During colonial rule in India, the British found a novel use of dhurrie by getting the prisoners to weave dhurries in Indian jails. To this day, the best vintage dhurries are the ones made in a jail.

    The Rajasthan Maharajas were enamored by the Persian kilims, a flat-weave rug admired for its geometrical patterns and earthy hues . Made of wool, these kilims were unsuitable for the hot weather in Rajasthan. The local artisans were asked to make decorative cotton dhurries, a first in India. Unlike kilims, the Rajasthan cotton dhurries were made in bright colours, and used local motifs.

    Natural traders, the British encouraged Indian artisans to make wool dhurries, primarily for export to the UK. After independence, the patronage of Maharajas diminished in Rajasthan and the British owners of wool dhurrie workshops left India. Since then, dhurries have made a comeback as a chic rug in the world of home textiles. 

Made by Artisan working with Kalavilasa
Village Hatwa Village
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Note ♦ The items in this category are non refundable. ♦ The products in this category is handmade. ♦ Only defective pieces will be taken back if notified within 1 day of receiving the parcel.
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Shipping 35 to 36 working days because It is made-to-order.
Made of 100% pure Indian cotton
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Care Regularly vacuum the dhurrie to remove the dirt and grime. Once or twice a month is adequate, depending on how heavily the dhurrie is used. Reverse the dhurrie once in every 6 months to ensure even wear over time. Wash the dhurrie once every year or two. Don’t dry clean or steam clean the dhurrie. Instead, find a service provider who will hand-wash the dhurrie with a pH-balanced shampoo or a mild detergent. While the cotton dhurrie can be cleaned with a hard brush, use a soft-bristled brush for the wool dhurrie. Remove the dry stains immediately by carefully scraping from the edge to the center. Clean the wet stains by absorbing them with paper towels. Use a damp cloth and mild detergent. Do not rub. Avoid direct and continuous exposure to sunlight. Avoid pulling loose ends of yarn. Instead, clip gently with scissors.
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