Carpets & Durries

Durrie, a simple rug that was once used as an underlay, has now become one of Rajasthan best known weaving traditions. Weavers sit on looms in villages, creating an interesting blend of patterns- mostly geometric, sometimes floral- in an exciting combination of colors. Made from cotton yarn, in areas such as Bikaner and Jaisalmer, the camel-hair, woolen Durrie too is available. In areas around Tonk, namdahs or felted rugs are manufactured. Carpets first began to be manufactured in Rajasthan when weavers from Afghanistan were introduced in the royal ateliers in the 17th century. Ever since, they have flourished here, with their exuberant colors and geometric motifs finding their way into showrooms around the world. Naturally they are available in the bazaars at a price far lower than they command in stores overseas.

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Bikaner, Jaipur and Ajmer are the principle places for lovely covers. Hand hitched floor coverings have botanical or rakish themes. These rugs are known for their high caliber of craftmanship and are shading quick. Each is a fortune that endures forever. From Bikaner and Torik come likewise the joyously designed felt 'numdahs' or little floor coverings. Floor covering weaving isn't indegenious to India however acquired by the mughals.

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A Durrie is a cool, light mat. Rajasthani durries are smooth and firmly woven. Pastel shades and a scanty utilization of geometrical themes are prevalent. Durrie weaving is additionally an art uncommon to Rajasthan. Durries of Ramgarh, nigarli woven with a cotton twist and left are particularly wealthy in plan and keeping in mind that being light in weight, give a lavish floor covering like impact. Jaipur is a flourishing place for rugs and durries today.

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Best Season: October - February
Popular Location: Ajmer, Jodhpur, Alwar