Flowers cascade in colorful harmony in a spectacular hand-woven cotton dhurrie. It is masterfully designed in olive green, mustard and maroon, underscored by a beige background.
The pattern in a "punja" dhurrie is created by using weft-faced plain weaving technique, also called tapestry weave, in which the wefts are tightly packed so that the warps are hidden or almost hidden. Tapestry woven rugs are reversible and will look the same on both the sides. The motifs used in a Punja dhurrie are stylized adaptations of the traditional motifs, in order to make them amenable to the tapestry weaving technique.Â
Unlike carpets, which were introduced into India from Persia by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 16th century AD, dhurries were being woven in India since 1st â€“ 3rd century AD.Â
Made of 100% pure cotton yarn, this dhurrie is woven by traditional weavers on a pit loom. The dhurrie is stonewashed after weaving, so that it gets a smoother and uniform texture. Lightweight yet strong, the dhurrie can be easily washed at home on a flat surface with a brush, after dipping it in cold water and using a mild detergent.