Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug
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Vintage Indian Dhurrie Rug BB4824

Price: $18,000

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 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 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.

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Item No.: BB4824 Circa: 1940 Size: 14'6" × 14'6" (441 × 441 cm)
Style: Casual, Geometric Origin: Indian Rugs