No matter, whether it is a casual or a formal room setting, Dhurrie (an ancestral craft of Indian weavers) makes one of the hottest designer choices today. Used strictly as a utility item to form the bottom layer for a smooth bedding till 1947, Dhurrie today is popular to serve many more purposes. A significant development of this industry was made in 1947, when, after the partition of India, traditional weavers continued with their skill and expertise to design and outdo the competition of handloom dhurries. These are flat woven rugs, which are available in various sizes to serve the purpose of every room setting.
Available in a wide variety of patterns, sizes and materials, a Dhurrie can be as small as the size of 12 inches by 12 inches to serve the purpose of a table cover and as large as a carpet of a 20 feet by 20 feet room or hall. Cotton, wool, silk and jute are the four most famous materials that are used to make a Dhurrie, they are hand woven and their unique designs perfectly reflect the skill and the hard work of the artisans that manually make them. A Dhurrie is the product of many Indian states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, but every state designs its product with its own distinctive motifs and unique color combinations.