Today, these pockets of Uttar Pradesh are known for the magnificence of the rugs that emerge from their looms. Woven by master artisans who have been doing this since generations ago, that also on age-old handlooms that are fit to become museum displays, this rug is a work of superior craftsmanship and tradition. It features a signature pattern of petalled vines emerging from a floral centre, which is but intricate knotted silk work against a foundation of cotton.
The artisan has stuck to the single, statement-making shade of red that dominates the surface area of this dhurrie. The weave features a white and barely green colour palette, which serves to bring out the beauty of the red. A moderately thick panel of similar motifs is woven along the edges, this time against a pristine background, which serves to frame the composition.