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Indian Cotton Dhurrie Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Pairs of blue bands are separated by ecru panels with hairline brown accents. Good condition. All-cotton, tapestry weave Indian piece. Measures: 6'6" x 13'4" - 200 405 cm
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Oversize Square Cotton Dhurrie
Located in Atlanta, GA
This decorative cotton dhurries was woven in early part of 20th century. This flat-woven Indian dhurrie is decorated with a repeating all-over motif that is enhanced by a combinatio...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Cotton Dhurrie Rug
Located in Milan, IT
The weaving of flat-woven cotton carpets known as dhurries is cited in Mughal chronicles of the 15th century. Probably one of the earliest forms of floor covering, dhurries were wove...
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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 59.06 in. L 117.33 in.
Vintage Cotton Dhurrie, India
Located in Norwalk, CT
Vintage Cotton Dhurrie Kilim Art Deco rug with a blue field and orange and grey accents with an all-over geometric design. This rug measures 11' 9" x 14' 9".  
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Vintage 1960s Indian Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Large Vintage Indian Cotton Dhurrie
Located in Atlanta, GA
Woven during the mid-20th Century, this designer flat-woven Indian cotton dhurrie is adorned with east Turkestan/Khotan motifs and features an inventive low-contrast color palette. A...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Cotton Dhurrie Carpet
Located in New York, NY
The sandy ivory field shows an unordered composition of a branching brown tree with sparse foliage and birds perching on the branch ends. This circa 1900 piece is in good condition. ...
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Antique Early 1900s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Cotton Dhurrie with Pastel Colors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Woven during the mid-20th Century, this designer flat-woven Indian cotton dhurrie is adorned with a diamond pattern and features an inventive low-contrast color palette. Repeating ge...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Art Deco Oversize Indian Cotton Dhurrie
Located in Milan, IT
The weaving of flat-woven cotton carpets known as dhurries is cited in Mughal chronicles of the 15th century. Probably one of the earliest forms of floor covering, dhurries were wove...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Indian Designer Cotton Dhurrie 10'6 x 19'4
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Vintage Indian Designer Cotton Dhurrie. Woven during the mid-20th Century, this designer flat-woven Indian cotton dhurrie is decorated with a stepped diamond pattern and featur...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Cotton Dhurrie Designer Rug 11'6 x 14'6
Located in Atlanta, GA
Woven during the mid-20th century, this designer, flat-woven Indian cotton dhurrie is decorated with a stepped diamond pattern and rendered with an inventive low-contrast color palet...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug, Allover Field, Green Accents
Located in New York, NY
The ecru field shows a broken lozenge/diamond lattice enclosing squares with four-way projecting triangular pinecones. Partial motives at sides and ends. Ecru border with paired hear...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Decorative Indian Cotton Dhurrie, Collection of Thomas Britt
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Vintage Decorative Indian Cotton Dhurrie, Collection of Thomas Britt Woven during the mid-20th century, this designer cotton dhurrie is decorated with a stepped diamond patter...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Vintage Indian Cotton Dhurrie Large Designer Rug 12'11 x 121'3
Located in Atlanta, GA
Woven during the mid-20th century, this designer cotton dhurrie is decorated with a stepped diamond pattern rendered with an inventive low-contrast color palette. This flat-woven Ind...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Colorful Antique Pictorial Art Deco Cotton Dhurrie Rug, Circa 1910s
Located in New York, NY
This pattern-filled field of this cotton flatweave shows horizontal bands of stylized birds, chevrons, crosses and wide zig-zags, mostly in shades of blue. Pale blue main border with...
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Vintage 1910s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Tribal Rajasthani Multi-Color Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug with Deer Motif
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury handwoven multi-color cotton Dhurrie tribal rug with deer designs on each end. Hand knotted with fringe, Rajasthan, India, circa 1940s-1950s.
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20th Century Indian Folk Art Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Vintage Geometric Cotton Dhurrie Rug, Blue, Orange & Yellow Tones, Circa 1960s
Located in New York, NY
The luminous light/medium blue ground hosts rows and columns of small ashiks and small crosses, detailed in goldenrod, ecru, khaki and buff. Matching blue strip style order with off ...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Oversize Vintage Cotton Dhurrie Rug with Soft Colors, Collection of Thomas Britt
Located in Atlanta, GA
Oversize Vintage Cotton Dhurrie Rug with Soft Colors, Collection of Thomas Britt Woven during the mid-20th Century, this designer, flat-woven Indian cotton dhurrie is decorated with ...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Cotton Dhurrie with Geometric Diamond Motifs in Blue, Red & Cream
Located in Atlanta, GA
Woven during the third quarter of the 20th Century, this designer flat-woven Indian cotton dhurrie is decorated with a stepped diamond pattern and features an inventive high-contrast...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Multicolored Vintage Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug with All-Over Geometric Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful vintage Indian Dhurrie with small scale geometric design, rug 19-0504, country of origin / type: India / Dhurrie, circa 1960 Woven during the second half of the 20th cent...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Gallery Size Flat-Weave Cotton Dhurrie, circa 1920, 8'10 x 15'2
Located in New York, NY
Gallery size flat-weave cotton Dhurrie, circa 1920. A flat-weave Dhurrie can be used in a wide variety of settings and are very flexible in room designs. Size: 8'10 x 15'2.
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20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Multi-Color Striped Cotton Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Lively multi-color stripe handwoven cotton tribal dhurrie rug from Rajasthan India. Finely crafted diamond pattern within the stripes. Wonderful hand knotted fringe at both ends.
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20th Century Indian Tribal Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Indian Cotton Dhurrie Flat-Weave Rug with Geometric Diamond Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful vintage Indian Dhurrie with Geometric design, rug 19-0301, country of origin / type: India / Dhurrie, circa 1960. Woven during the second half of the 20th century, this d...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Oversize Indian Cotton Pastel Dhurrie
Located in Milan, IT
Dhurries of such large formats were almost exclusively woven on specific commissions to decorate the palaces of the Maharajahs of northern India. This monumental example is distingu...
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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Wool

Large Vintage Cotton Designer Dhurrie 11'6 x 17'10
Located in Atlanta, GA
Woven during the mid-20th century, this designer cotton dhurrie is decorated with a stepped diamond pattern rendered with an inventive low-contrast color palette. This flat-woven Ind...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Large Vintage Indian Flat-Weave Cotton Dhurrie Rug from Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large cotton Dhurrie in large scale checkerboard design, Indian Dhurrie, rug 19-0604, country of origin / type: India / Dhurrie, circa 1960 This flat-woven designer Dhurrie from mid...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Flat Weave Cotton Dhurrie with Star Pattern in Blue, Yellow & Brown Red
Located in Atlanta, GA
Star pattern flat-woven Dhurie from India vintage rug, rug 19-0603, country of origin / type: India / Dhurie, circa 1960 This vintage Indian dhurie rug consists of a design render...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Grandiose Cotton Vintage Dhurrie Finely Made Measures: 19' x 27'
Located in Atlanta, GA
Grandiose Cotton Vintage Dhurrie Finely Made Measures: 19' x 27' Woven during the mid-20th century, this designer cotton Dhurrie is decorated with a diamond pattern and rendered wit...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Midcentury Indian Dhurrie in Pastel Tones Handwoven Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Indian Dhurrie in pastel tones handwoven cotton rug Size: 7'10" × 8'10" (238 × 269 cm) The vintage Indian rug before your eyes is a unique example of this centuries-old ...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Floral Indian Dhurrie Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century floral Indian Dhurrie handmade cotton rug Size: 7'10" × 15'2" (238 × 462 cm) A modern mid-20th century Indian Dhurrie rug with an interlocking abstract all-over desi...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue Indian Dhurrie Handwoven Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue Indian Dhurrie handwoven cotton rug Size: 12'7" x 19'10" (383 x 604 cm) Although Indian Dhurrie rugs are known by general public mostly for their elaborate pa...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue Striped Indian Dhurrie Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue striped Indian dhurrie cotton rug Size: 13'7" × 14'4" (414 × 436 cm) Dhurrie rugs are deeply rooted in Indian tradition. These relatively light but durable we...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Blue, White Striped Dhurrie Style Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Blue, White Striped Dhurrie style cotton rug Size: 9'0" × 12'0" (274 × 365 cm) Dhurrie rug, also known as Dhurrie or durry, it is a thick flat-woven ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Indian Dhurrie Striped Blue, Beige Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Indian Dhurrie striped blue, beige cotton rug Size: 15'6" × 27'6" (472 × 838 cm) This rug was made in accordance with the centuries-old techniques in o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Contemporary Capri Blue Indian Dhurrie Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection contemporary Capri blue Indian Dhurrie handwoven cotton rug Size: 10'2" x 13'10" (309 x 421 cm). A custom Indian Dhurrie carpet. Available to be custom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Contemporary Indian Dhurrie Blue, White Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Contemporary Indian Dhurrie Blue, white cotton rug Size: 13'0" × 23'0" (396 × 701 cm) What draws the eye to this stunning Dhurrie rug is certainly its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Indian Dhurrie Colorful Flat-Weave Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Indian Dhurrie colorful flat-weave cotton rug Size: 8'4" × 11'9" (254 × 358 cm) This midcentury Dhurrie flat-weave antique rug features geometric and floral abstra...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue Striped Indian Dhurrie Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue striped Indian Dhurrie handmade cotton rug Size: 8'6" × 11'3" (259 × 342 cm) Dhurrie rugs are deeply rooted in Indian tradition. These relatively light but du...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue Striped Indian Dhurrie Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue striped Indian Dhurrie handmade cotton rug Size: 12'6" × 15'3" (381 × 464 cm). From where comes the beauty of vintage Indian Dhurrie rugs? Some people would s...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Colorful Diamonds Indian Dhurrie Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century colorful diamonds Indian Dhurrie handmade cotton rug Size: 18'0" × 22'2" (548 × 675 cm) A late 20th century vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. An excellent flat-weave in ...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue Striped Indian Dhurrie Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue striped indian dhurrie handmade cotton rug Size: 12'7" × 15'3" (383 × 464 cm). Dhurrie, a traditional Indian rug, has been characteristic of India for centuri...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Yellow Century Indian Dhurrie Flat-Woven Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th yellow century Indian Dhurrie flat-woven cotton rug Size: 8'2" x 15'0" (248 x 457 cm) This circa 1940 antique Indian Dhurrie rug consists of a main field of chartreuse, wi...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Indian Dhurrie Blue and White Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Indian Dhurrie blue and white handmade cotton rug Size: 10'0" × 10'2" (304 × 309 cm) Dhurrie rugs are unique and culturally important flat-woven textil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Indian Dhurrie Deep Blue, White Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Indian Dhurrie deep blue, white handmade cotton rug Size: 11'10" x 16'6" (360 x 502 cm) The importance of flat-woven rugs in Indian culture is undeniab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Oversize Indian Dhurrie Blue White Beige Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Oversize Indian Dhurrie blue white beige cotton rug Size: 14'7" x 24'9" (444 × 754 cm). Dhurrie rug, also known as durrie or durry, it is a thick flat-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Indian Dhurrie Deep Blue Flat-Weave Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Indian Dhurrie deep blue flat-weave cotton rug Size: 13'10" × 19'9" (421 × 601 cm) For years Dhurrie rugs had a very important function in Indian cultu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern More Carpets

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Cotton

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Bold Indian Dhurrie Blue, White Handmade Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Bold Indian Dhurrie blue, white handmade cotton rug Size: 4'2" × 6'0" (127 × 182 cm) Dhurrie rugs are deeply rooted in Indian tradition. These wonderfu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Oversized Mid-20th Century Indian Dhurrie Blue, Purple, Yellow Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Oversized mid-20th century Indian Dhurrie blue, purple, yellow cotton rug Size: 13'10" x 20'0" (421 x 609 cm) A late 20th century vintage Indian Dhurrie rug, circa 1950. This majes...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Indian Dhurrie Beige, Blue and Green Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Indian Dhurrie beige, blue and green cotton rug Size: 14'4" × 17'1" (436 × 520 cm). Dhurrie, a traditional Indian rug, has been characteristic of India for centuries...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Dhurrie rug, size: 3'6" x 6'9".
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 42 in. L 81 in.
Mid-20th Century Indian Dhurrie Cream, Pink, Olive, Lilac Handwoven Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Indian Dhurrie cream, pink, olive, lilac handwoven cotton rug Size: 15'9" × 21'9" (480 × 662 cm) This circa 1940 vintage Indian Dhurrie rug features an all-over de...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue, Brown and Beige Striped Indian Dhurrie Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue, brown and beige striped Indian Dhurrie cotton rug Size: 11'6" × 12'0" (350 × 365 cm) While Minimalistic, this vintage Indian dhurrie rug still manages to dra...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Blue, White, Orange Indian Dhurrie Flat-Weave Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century blue, white, orange Indian Dhurrie flat-weave cotton rug Size: 12'3" × 14'8" (373 × 447 cm) A mid-20th century vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. This hand knotted flat-w...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Oversized Mid-20th Century Blue, Red, Violet, Green Indian Dhurrie Cotton Rug
Located in New York, NY
Oversized mid-20th century blue, red, violet, green Indian Dhurrie cotton rug Size: 29'4" × 17'8". A mid-20th century vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. The basis of this outstanding comp...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Mid-20th Century Long & Narrow Indian Dhurrie Brown, Orange, Ivory Cotton Runner
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century long & narrow Indian Dhurrie brown, orange, ivory cotton runner Size: 4'3" × 31'9" (129 × 967 cm) Dhurries are unique and important thick, flat-woven textiles that...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Vintage Floral Dhurrie Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
77817 vintage Floral Dhurrie rug 04'02 x 06'00. This hand-woven cotton vintage floral Dhurrie rug features a color blocked field and border festooned with gorgeous floral motifs. Sty...
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Late 20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Dhurries are magical in their adaptability regarding sizes and this could easily become a fabulous square Dhurrie. The softer blue stripes vary between sky blue and light, washed den...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 206 in. L 264 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian Dhurrie rug. Measures: 9'7" x 12'4".
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Vintage 1950s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 115 in. L 148 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
The creamy field displays offset half-drop rows and columns of flattened ashiks with brown details, within a bold bitonal squared wave border which gives a strong sense of movement a...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 135 in. L 186 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
This is a really antique piece since dhurries over 100 years of age are truly rare. And it has a lozenge lattice pattern of weft-float beige yarns on a blue plainweave ground. Banded...
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Antique Early 1900s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 69 in. L 106 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Located in New York, NY
There are six wide, multiply-striped, and a run of very narrow stripers at each end. Finely woven, all-cotton construction and very versatile as a scatter or accent piece. Good condi...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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Cotton Dhurrie For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the cotton dhurrie you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A cotton dhurrie — often made from fabric, cotton and wool — can elevate any home. Find 165 options for an antique or vintage cotton dhurrie now, or shop our selection of 15 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a cotton dhurrie — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A cotton dhurrie, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made cotton dhurrie has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Rug & Kilim are consistently popular.

How Much is a Cotton Dhurrie?

Prices for a cotton dhurrie can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $55 and can go as high as $60,000, while the average can fetch as much as $8,117.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down. 

Questions About Cotton Dhurrie
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A dhurrie is an Indian word for a handwoven rug or very thin floor covering. They usually have intricate woven designs in bright colors.