Indian Cotton Dhurries are weaving of flat-woven cotton carpets cited in Mughal chronicles of the 15th century. Probably one of the earliest forms of floor covering, dhurries were woven in various formats according to their function, which range from bed covers to prayer mats.
Most were produced in the northern region of Rajasthan, almost always in the local jails. These were often commissioned for specific areas of the Maharaja’s palaces.
This wonderful and early example is distinguished by the exquisite tonality of the background, which is the softest shade of blue which we can imagine. Exceptionally fine in weave, it’s a prime example of antique Dhurrie weaving in soft shades, making it the perfect addition to many contemporary rooms.