Durries

 

 

Durries are the traditional Indian floor-coverings. They have been used in India since time immemorial. They are not only cheap but also elegant and come in various colors and attractive designs. Durries add an ethnic look to the ambiance of a home.

The low cost of durries have lead to them being immensely popular. Durries do not require good maintenance as is needed in the case of costly carpets and can be used in all seasons, throughout the year. They are lighter than traditional carpets and hence they can easily be moved around. These factors have made durries immensely popular amongst the people of our country.

Durries or flat woven rugs are common in India and serve a variety of needs. Not only do they cater to the needs of small families, they are used to seat large congregations of people assembled for religious or political gathering.

Durries made by the weavers of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Karnataka are known for their creative prowess. The patterns and designs created on the durries made by the craftsmen of these places show a strong resemblance to medieval Persian designs.

Aubusson

A French design consisting of a large scale floral medallion, a simplistic field, a floral corner motif, and elaborate floral border.

Savonnerie

Also a French design, it is very similar to the Aubusson but usually much more elaborate. The terms Savonerie and Aubusson also refer to specific types of weaving.

Bidjar

An all over herati field with a hexagonal medallion. True Persian Bidjars are also known as "The Iron Rug of Persia" named for their legandary durability.


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