The weaving of flat-woven cotton carpets known as dhurries is 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 and are often of massive dimensions.
This unique example is distinguished by a unique tonality of chartreuse green framed by a very narrow mustard border embellished by small diamonds, a colour combination that immediately brings to mind both the spiced palette of India as well as the creative juxtapositions of the Art Deco era. Measures: 7’5″ x 9’6″.