Indian Rugs-Dhurries

{WARNING: unless you’re a textile geek like me, you can skip right to the pretty pictures 🙂 }

India has always been world famous for its exquisite block printed fabrics and colorful textiles, and most recently – dhurries. I don’t know about you but everywhere I look,  I see designers using them more and more so I got intrigued and educated myself on the matter.

It seems that dhurries have been around for centuries but have lately known a great surge in popularity. And for good reason! They are colorful, patterned, thick flat-weave rugs manually woven in India (well, at least the original ones are).  Made out of cotton, wool or silk, their soft texture makes them flexible, easy to clean and immune to the usual carpet infestations. Their size varies between small prayer rugs to larger pieces. Although technically not a rug, in the Western world dhurries are mostly used as floor coverings. Less common is their use as blankets, table coverlets, wall art or pillow covers. The most frequent dhurrie pattern is a stylized stripe with a narrow arrow tip. Dhurries are comfortable to touch all year-round, feel particularly cool during summers, nice and warm during winters. What can I say, sounds perfect to me!

Here are some of my favorite rooms and some pretty dhurries to go with:




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