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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.
Antique Indian Jail Dhurrie
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: Circa 1940 Colors: Blue, Coral (Reversible flat woven rug! Vibrant on one side and faded on the other.) Pile: Flatweave Material: Cotton Wear Notes: 3 10'6" x 14...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Cotton

  • Antique Indian Jail Dhurrie
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W 126 in. L 170 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: 120 years Colors: indigo, coral, ivory Pile: flatweave Wear Notes: 0 Material: cotton Excellent condition antique Indian dhurrie with a subtle design. Wear Guide: Vintage...
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Antique 1870s Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: 1900 Colors: blue, white, red, yellow Pile: flatweave Wear Notes: 4, staining typical to age Material: cotton Antique Indian dhurrie that is timeless. Wear Guide: Vinta...
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Antique Early 1900s Indian Other Persian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian Dhurrie rug, size: 8'8" x 11'4".
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Vintage 1910s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

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W 104 in. L 136 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian Dhurrie rug. Size: 7'3" x 11'8".
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

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W 87 in. L 140 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
This mansion-sized all cotton flat-weave shows a light blue field divided into a hexagon lattice with individual cells each containing a flower. Straw yellow accents. Squared wave bo...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 192 in. L 282 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Located in New York, NY
An abrashed, but very light sky blue ground supports columns (or color diagonals) of ashik medallions in denim blue and a straw-to-rust, also abrashed. A square wave fret border in l...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

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W 198 in. L 200 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Dhurries are the ultimate summer vacation house floorcoverings. This all cotton, good condition semi-square flat-weave shows a narrow horizontal line pattern stopping short of the ed...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 160 in. L 186 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
A light brown whirling swastika fills each of the six columns of larger pale tan stepped polygons while the minor stepped diamonds enclose a cross motif. Charcoal and beige reciproca...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 116 in. L 234 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Located in New York, NY
Our collection of antique and vintage Dhurries, including desirable square formats, is extensive, and this colorful example is a study in carefully abrashed light blue, with ashiks c...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 183 in. L 186 in.
Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug
Located in New York, NY
En suite design and color-wise to our 21332, this piece can be adjusted and joined to create a truly spectacular, yet restrained very long tapestry-weave piece, going, say, next to a...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 92 in. L 189 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Double square format, and lots of light blue and off white stripes, side to side on the broad ends and truncated ivories in between. This is one of our wide collection of these ever-...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 129 in. L 260 in.
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

  • Antique Cotton Dhurrie Rug
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W 59.06 in. L 117.33 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian Dhurrie rug, size: 8' 2'' x 40' 1''.
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Antique 1890s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

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W 98 in. L 481 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Located in New York, NY
This all-cotton Indian Kilim-weave gallery format Dhurrie has a faintly Caucasian/ NW Persian design air about it with a denim blue field displaying a concentric lozenge over-pattern...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 96 in. L 224 in.
Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug 3' 8" x 6' 3"
Located in New York, NY
The tan-gold field displays a three column quasi-Turkmen gul design delineated in medium blue with lesser cruciform minor guls. Beige and tan square wave border. Good condition. Unus...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug
Located in New York, NY
For every 100 dhurries with horizontal stripes, there is one with vertical bands. Here the equal width abrashed denim blue and off-white run end to end and are self-bordered on the s...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 102 in. L 158 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Indian Dhurrie rug handwoven with cotton from the early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century Indian Edwardian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 6' 0" x 8' 6"
Located in New York, NY
Versatile as a floor covering, furniture throw or wall hanging, this polychrome vintage cotton Indian flatweave shows a green diamond lattice composed of smaller squares, on a salmon...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
An ecru, light blue and darker denim blue define a small-scale squared wave border surrounding a light and darker blue horizontally striped field with dark blue hairline dividers. Vi...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 172 in. L 194 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Fairly modern, but in a classic Dhurrie style with a dramatic squared wave border an open diamond trellis composed of tiny squares, all in creamy beige and light brown. Looks faintly...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

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W 161 in. L 336 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Located in New York, NY
A virtually infinitely size adjustable gallery carpet format Indian bitonal flat-weave with full width stripes in ecru and cleverly abrashing medium blue. With all cotton constructio...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 90 in. L 189 in.
Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Not blue and white, but purple and light blue with an eggshell strip finishing the side-to-side banded pattern at each end. Any shade of purple is unusual for a Dhurrie and we are lu...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 137 in. L 188 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
This all cotton tapestry-woven flat dhurrie carpet shows a nine column octagon pattern in ecru, and light and medium denim blue, with a doubled stepped lozenge border. The blues attr...
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Vintage 1910s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 147 in. L 228 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 Dhurrie Indian Rug
Located in New York, NY
The totally plain salmon-orange field is neatly framed by the middle blue and salmon squared wave border. The blue has a light abrash. Good condition for this antique Indian cotton p...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 138 in. L 189 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white is probably the most popular 20th century Dhurrie color combination. Our extensive collection is especially strong on the vintage to antique pieces with full or partia...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 93 in. L 188 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
The overall pattern of triple light blue lines fades in and out, giving a hand washed character to this softly bitonal piece emphasizing the intermediate ecru stripes. Almost infinit...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 142 in. L 226 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
Although denim blue grounded, the off white broader stripes with their stepped ends chromatically predominate. At each end is a full-width ecru band. Gallery carpet format, good cond...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 128 in. L 264 in.
Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Very narrow hairline pale yellow lines separate the medium denim stripes from the sky blue ones, all betraying a handmade origin with their wanderings and subtle movement. Some grow,...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 84 in. L 129 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
The bitonal horizontal stripe pattern, especially in ecru and light blue is a Dhurrie mainstay, and here the ecru stripes are pointed to neatly fit on the light washed denim blue gro...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 96 in. L 262 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug
Located in New York, NY
The denim blue stripes run across to the side borders and Abrash from sky blue to washed denim. The ecru bands are split at the ends with slender blue spear intrusions. Classic patte...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

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W 96 in. L 196 in.
Antique Indian Dhurrie Runner Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Age: 1930 Colors: Indigo, faded orange, Ivory Pile: flat weave Material: Cotton Wear: 4 wear guide Antique Indian Jail Dhurrie, even fading and some minor small discoloration t...
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Early 20th Century Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 9' 0" x 11' 8"
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian Dhurrie rug, size: 9'0" x 11'8".
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Vintage 1960s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 7' 3" x 10' 0"
Located in New York, NY
Not all Dhurries have simple stripes, as in this example with a cream cotton field and an allover camel pattern of stepped and hooked squiggles in four columns. Square wave border an...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 6' 8" x 28' 2"
Located in New York, NY
This antique all-cotton Indian flat-weave shows a grass green field with one central and two half side columns of pale blue lobed crosses with central pale salmon rosette centres, fr...
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Vintage 1910s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Jail Dhurrie Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Authentic Antique Indian Jail Dhurrie, circa 1900. Fleatweave cotton dhurrie with traditional colors and design. Exceptional size in good condition. Jail Dhurrie’s were made in India...
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Early 20th Century Indian Other Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 5' 9" x 8' 10"
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

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 7' 0" x 14' 6"
Located in New York, NY
The powder blue to grey field is decorated by bitonal serrated small dash lozenges and is surrounded by a denim blue border on this vintage Indian all-cotton gallery-format (kellegi)...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug 4' 8" x 6' 10"
Located in New York, NY
Some of the most finely woven, artistically complex Dhurries are small in size. This extremely rare example shows a straw field with a seven column design of small, disjoint lozenges...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 8' 3" x 12' 9"
Located in New York, NY
Black, or in this case, charcoal, Dhurries, are uncommon. The broad rose and grahite nested square wave fret border frames the seemingly plain field, but which, in fact, has rows of ...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Dhurrie Rug 18' 0" x 18' 0"
Located in New York, NY
A trompe l’oeil pattern of lozenges in soft terracotta and pale green is definitely bounded by the unwashed denim indigo blue plain border. The dark blue and ecru edges of the lozeng...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 15' 0" x 24' 0"
Located in New York, NY
This giant all-cotton antique Indian flat-weave carpet shows a combination of two popular designs: a diaper of stepped diamonds within a conforming lattice, and a border employing a ...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 8' 10" x 19' 2"
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian Dhurrie rug, size: 8'10" x 19'2".
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Vintage 1960s Indian Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 11' 3" x 15' 6"
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

Antique Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug 6' 6" x 13' 4"
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

Antique Oversize Indian Cotton Pastel 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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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Dhurrie Indian Rug 17' 2" x 22' 0"
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

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 5' 10" x 10' 9"
Located in New York, NY
This long rug format cotton flat-weave shows eleven vertical (!) off-white stripes with split ends, all set on the delightful, denim blue ground. Clear figure/ground distinction. Vin...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug 12' 0" x 18' 6".
Located in New York, NY
All-cotton dhurries are the perfect summer carpets, and here the sandy sand and the light blue sea are perfectly balanced in a Dual-width stripe pattern eschewing any other sort of o...
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Vintage 1930s Indian 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

Antique Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug 3' 10" x 5' 10"
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

Antique Minimalist Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug, circa 1930
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 Minimalist Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Minimalist Indian Cotton Dhurrie in Chartreuse Green
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 Minimalist Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Antique Art Deco Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug, circa 1930
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

Antique Art Deco Indian Cotton Dhurrie Rug, circa 1930
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

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

Antique Indian Dhurrie Wool Geometric Design Kilim, ca. 1920
Located in Ferrara, IT
This is an antique Indian Dhurrie kilim woven during the first quarter of the 20th century circa 1920s and measures 455 x 337 CM in size. This kilim has an all-over geometric design ...
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Early 20th Century Indian Kilim Indian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Indian Square Cotton Dhurrie with Geometric Border, Circa 1900
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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Dhurrie Antique For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the dhurrie antique you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A dhurrie antique — often made from fabric, cotton and wool — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a dhurrie antique — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each dhurrie antique bearing Art Deco hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Dhurrie Antique?

Prices for a dhurrie antique start at $480 and top out at $30,400 with the average selling for $6,720.

Finding the Right Indian Rugs for You

Today, there are few elements of decor as consistently beautiful as vibrantly colored, intricately patterned antique rugs. The legacy of fine Indian rugs and carpets dates back to the Mughal Empire, with Jalal-ud-Din Akbar in the 16th century establishing workshops for carpet weaving based on Persian practices. Combined with the aesthetics of Indian art, a new rug tradition was born.

In India, these Persian-inspired rugs and carpets were often made with lush materials, including silk, velvet and pashmina, a type of cashmere. It could take laborers as long as 15 years to weave a single carpet. Many of these rugs and carpets were created for royalty and frequently used inside palaces and mosques, particularly on special occasions.

Though the carpet weaving stemmed from a Persian tradition, Indian rugs and carpets featured designs that predated Persian influences. These complex patterns included floral, geometric, and animal motifs.

Indian rugs remain among the most coveted decorative items today. Browse 1stDibs for a wide variety of vintage, new and antique Indian rugs and carpets to establish a lavish focal point in any room in your home. See our guide to caring for your antique and vintage rugs, and read about how to choose the right area rug for your space.