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 rare, smaller example is distinguished by a unique colouration composed of a beautiful tonality of soft teal green alternated to stripes in the best light blue colour one can conceive. The combination of these two colours is truly magical and contributes in making this antique dhurrie an item of unmistakable elegance.