Durries represent a form of attractive handlooms, used widely in home and office spaces, which adds an extra element of delight for the rooms. These are very popular as buyers prefer exquisite varieties of durries, as they are made of pure cotton and jute. The Durrie making industry in Telangana state has gained prominence in the recent past. The popularity of the Durries has encouraged many weavers to take up production of Durries as they command a wide market all over.
Created exquisitely by hundreds of artisans in Warangal district of Telangana, the collection of these special handloom items represents an attractive assortment of decorative Cotton Durries. These artisans are the pride of Telangana’s handloom traditions, with their creative skills. The popular patterns which are used on Cotton Durries include Tie and Dye, interlock, Jacquard etc., catering to the domestic as well as export market.
Some of the popular designs include Lahari, Mogga, Sitammajada, Diamond, Fish and Dilkush etc. The patterns as well as the designs keep changing in tune with customer preferences, popularity as well as the trendy designs that are in vogue for a period of time. The main features of these Durries are that these are of seamless finish, washable and other multiple color options. Kalamkari block prints on plain woven Durries have also gained importance in the market in the recent times.
The Durries are smoothly fabricated by means of supreme grade fabric in compliance with the market norms. Moreover, these Durries are also tested for their quality before these are put up for sale. The Durries are available in abundant colours and sizes based on the particular needs of the customers. These are used as mats for special occasions and also used for religious purposes by customers, for their quality, attractiveness and artistic finesse. Cotton Durries of Telangana have a special place among other handlooms due to its quality, durability and the simple yet attractive print patterns.
Traditional items made with this are figures of animals, birds as well as flowers. The artisans are skilled in creating many articles using Silver Filigree such as Spoons, cigarette cases, buttons boxes, ashtrays, jewellery, buttons pill boxes, paan dans and also perfume containers. They create special designs involving Peacock, parrots and fish which are clearly depicted in the perfume containers.
Karimnagar Silver Filigree also received the Intellectual property rights protection or Geographical Indication (GI) status in 2007. The delicate filigree work of Silver Filigree is therefore considered as a great craft which is widely popular.