Definition of dhurrie in English:


(also durrie)


  • A heavy cotton rug of Indian origin.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Warangal durries, carpets, carry bags and travel bags are stacked up in stalls by weavers from all over the State.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then there is a film, Timeless Warps by Fahad Samar, which is a picturesque documentary depicting the art of making dhurries.’
    • ‘His wife employs six women at Mallika Cottage Industry at Chintadripet, where made-to-order doormats and dhurries are manufactured from waste cotton yarn.’
    • ‘So one day Bibbo's luggage was packed up, two tin trunks, and bedding rolled up in a dhurrie.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A special attraction are the Navalgund dhurries, which bear a clear influence of the Kasuti tradition of the north Karnataka region.’
    • ‘The UNESCO, under their Village One World programme, had sponsored a dhurrie weaving workshop and a school newspaper project, Kabira, here.’
    • ‘Those looking beyond outfits can look at cotton doormats, dhurries, aprons, gloves and tablemats - some of the many kitchen accessories that are on display.’
    rug, runner, carpet, drugget
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From Hindi darī.