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Natalia's Fine Needlework

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Dhurrie rugs have been made by the people of India for thousands of years. By definition, a dhurrie (the word is sometimes spelled "dari" or "durrie") is a flat-woven rug indigenous to India and the surrounding regions -- Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Burma. Dhurries are always weft-faced, which means that the warp, or lengthwise threads of the rug, are never visible except at the fringes. Dhurries can be coarsely or finely woven and, best of all, they are reversible.

Dhurries have few structural or stylistic restrictions. The rugs usually display "dovetailed joints," which means that the same warp is shared when wefts of different colors meet, resulting in an unbroken weave. But they sometimes employ the slit-tapestry technique used in kilims, which creates small gaps when different blocks of color are introduced.

Stripes, geometrics, and rudimentary Islamic images, such as mosques and minarets, were traditional dhurrie motifs, largely because they were easy to create on the simple horizontal looms used to weave them. But as Britain's influence grew in 19th-century India, so did the popularity of European designs, particularly garish Victorian floral patterns.

The Rug Kits include everything you need to complete a project:

 - silk gauze (due to the size of a project, we supply unframed silk gauze). Please, contact us if you need a different count of silk gauze than the specified in the description of a kit.

- sufficient amount of floss (some kits are supplied with DMC, some kits are supplied with silk floss of suitable brand as indicated)

- a needle

- a pattern with color symbols (due to the size of a project, patterns are printed on multiple pages)

- easy to follow general instructions.

You'll need to have a frame, light and magnifier (if necessary)


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