by decorlively on Jul 28, 2012
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Largely unappreciated, traditional flatwoven Indian dhurries have long been overshadowed by luxuriant Mughal pile carpets. Transcending social boundaries, the dhurrie was used by commoner and royalty ...
Largely unappreciated, traditional flatwoven Indian dhurries have long been overshadowed by luxuriant Mughal pile carpets. Transcending social boundaries, the dhurrie was used by commoner and royalty alike: at its simplest it was multi-purpose textile used as floor covering, bedding or packaging, while at its most elaborate-woven with the finest fibers and enhanced by gold-wrapped thread-it graced the palaces of royalty.
Today, the dhurrie is a much sought-after part of interior scapes and verandahs, and is woven in a dazzling variety of geometrical designs, stripes, Moghul motifs, the modern art genre, diffused floral themes etc. The colours range from the sophistication of muted, watered shades to the brightest of primary hues.
Kilim - Kilims are woolen flat weaves with slits where the pattern begins or ends in a different colored yarn. They are traditional Turkish flat weaves with elaborate patterns in bright colors.
The kilims come in deep mauves and browns as well as soft pinks and oranges. Eco-friendly, vegetable dyed, easily washable - and stunning.
The Central Asian woollen kilims rival woollen carpets in the intricacy of their weave and their dense floral design. Stripes etc
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