New & Custom Dhurrie Rugs
Dhurrie, a traditional Indian rug, has been distinctive of India for centuries. Also called durrie or durry, it is a thick flat-woven carpet with characteristic designs and colors. Apart from vintage Indian dhurrie rugs, Doris Leslie Blau's collection includes the line of new and custom dhurrie-inspired rugs. Their dominant color palette are different shades of blue and cream. As for patterns, these are mostly stripes or various geometries. Those exceptional floor coverings are made of natural, eco-friendly materials, like jute, cotton, silk and wool. What is more, they are hand-spun and hand-dyed. Dhurrie rugs are unusual not only because of their impressive colors, patterns and motifs but also on account of their functionality. Suffice it to say that they are reversible and easy to clean. A cotton flat-weave dhurrie rug is cool during the summer and warm during the winter which makes it very practical. A dhurrie can be moved and folded easily since it is quite light. No carpet care products are needed because these rugs are normally not infected by insects likely to destroy them. They are durable enough to be placed outdoors (on condition that the climate is warm and dry). In the past, dhurries served various purposes. They could be laid on a bed as a blanket, placed on a wall, table or used for meditation. It wasn't until the middle of the 20th century when dhurries started to be considered as marvelous and precious carpets. Their early designs were rather ordinary since the aesthetic function wasn't of grave concern then. The situation changed after the Partition of India. The inhabitants of certain areas of India moved to Panipat, the 'Textile City', where the ancestral craft of weaving started to flourish. Among all Indian rugs, dhurrie rugs are the most ideal choice for homes with traditional, rustic or minimalist décor because of their overall warmth and casualness. Whether a particular dhurrie is in pastel tones or bold vivid shades, it can easily fit into the arrangement of any interior. The new dhurrie rugs from Doris Leslie Blau's collection will definitely enhance the individuality of your interior.