Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug BB4824
Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug Description:
Unusual among the Indian Dhurrie rugs in the Doris Leslie Blau collection, this example has a light brown field beneath a simple allover trellis of stepped ivory vinery within a narrow series of geometric and floral meander stripes.
Traditional Indian Dhurrie rugs for sale had been overshadowed by luxuriant Mughal pile carpets for too long. In the twentieth century these antique flat-woven Indian vintage area rugs began to be recognized and lauded as a significant art form of the Indian subcontinent. Transcending social boundaries, the Dhurrie antique oriental rugs for sale were used by both commoner and royalty. As versatile and welcome in a dirt-floor hut as it is in the most palatial home. At its simplest, it was a multi-purpose textile used as a floor covering, or for bedding or packaging, while the most elaborate were woven with the finest fibers and enhanced by gold-wrapped thread and graced the palaces of royalty.