Definition of dhurrie in US English:


(also durrie)


  • A heavy cotton rug of Indian origin.

    • ‘‘Barefoot’, a fascinating space (you can't call it a shop) with its range of durries, spreads, cushions, sarongs and innumerable knick-knacks will mesmerise you.’
    • ‘Cotton durries with interlocked designs from Warangal with ‘Kalamkari’ printing, terracotta ‘thorans’, fancy diyas, brass articles and fruit holders made of Shesham wood are part of the collections.’
    • ‘His wife employs six women at Mallika Cottage Industry at Chintadripet, where made-to-order doormats and dhurries are manufactured from waste cotton yarn.’
    • ‘Those looking beyond outfits can look at cotton doormats, dhurries, aprons, gloves and tablemats - some of the many kitchen accessories that are on display.’
    • ‘The UNESCO, under their Village One World programme, had sponsored a dhurrie weaving workshop and a school newspaper project, Kabira, here.’
    • ‘Over the past 30 years, the Indian entrepreneur has turned the firm that bears his name into a brand for high-end furnishings, especially for the flat-woven rugs known as dhurries.’
    • ‘Also on display are soft wood toys and dolls from Kondapally, puppets and lampshades in leather, ceramic and terracotta pottery, crochet laces, cotton durries, silver filigree and Banjara tribal embroidery.’
    • ‘So one day Bibbo's luggage was packed up, two tin trunks, and bedding rolled up in a dhurrie.’
    • ‘The exhibition will showcase a special range of shawls, stoles, garments, sarees, scarves, caps, gloves, sweaters, durries and fabric in embroidery, mirror work, weaves and natural dyes.’
    • ‘Then there is a film, Timeless Warps by Fahad Samar, which is a picturesque documentary depicting the art of making dhurries.’
    • ‘They had cane and bamboo products for both home and office, jute fabrics and jute-based articles for everyday use, besides shawls, durries and dry flowers.’
    • ‘Since the durries are woven from waste there is no dearth of raw material as of now, but with the closure of mills it would be a different story.’
    • ‘Warangal durries, carpets, carry bags and travel bags are stacked up in stalls by weavers from all over the State.’
    • ‘A special attraction are the Navalgund dhurries, which bear a clear influence of the Kasuti tradition of the north Karnataka region.’
    • ‘The following morning, we visited the Gram Shilp where artisans, some of them national awardees, can be seen at work, making durries out of old saris and other materials.’
    rug, runner, carpet, drugget
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From Hindi darī.