The Dhurrie Making Craft of
The Dhurrie making craft of Haryana, India is
a traditional art form practiced by skilled artisans. Using pit looms they
create vibrant flat-woven rugs. Inspired by nature, artisans incorporate floral,
animal, and geometric motifs. Natural materials like cotton, wool and chenille
ensure durability. This craft preserves heritage, provides livelihoods, and
offers exceptional quality for home decor.
Step into the enchanting world of the Dhurrie
making craft of Haryana, India, where skilled artisans weave magic with their
hands and keep alive the rich cultural heritage of the region.
VIRAASAT BACK TO ROOTS , a Handicrafts
Producer Organisation registered under the Companies Act,
is a Project for the revival of the traditional handicraft of Dhurrie
weaving - an initiative to empower 300
local artisans in 7 villages in Raipur Rani area of Panchkula District,
The journey begins with the careful selection
of raw materials. The cotton, wool and chenille yarn is carefully sourced by
Viraasat production team mainly from Panipat , Haryana and Samana, Punjab.
These are of high quality, known for their durability.
Each dhurrie is
meticulously crafted, with the artisan skillfully interlacing the colored yarns
to bring the design to life. The rhythmic clanking of the loom fills the air as
the dhurrie takes shape, imbuing it with a sense of artistry and craftsmanship.
Punja Dhurries and Chindi Dhurries are a few styles produced here.
At the heart of this craft are the talented
artisans who dedicate their lives to preserving this age-old tradition. The
number of weavers is dwindling rapidly as power looms have taken over this
industry, killing the ancestry and authenticity of an age old craft. Now there
are very few weavers practicing this heritage craft. The upcoming generations
of these artisans are choosing not to continue this ancestral gift due to slow
paced financial growth in it.