The Antique Oversize Cotton Dhurrie is part of 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.
Dhurries of such large formats were almost exclusively woven on specific commissions to decorate the palaces of the Maharajahs of northern India. This monumental example is distinguished by a large scale all-over pattern in soft, pastel shades.