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Navalgund Durries of Karnataka

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The skill of carpet weaving | Deccan Herald

Navalgund Durries, Geographically tagged in India, are woven Durries or a type of Indian rug with geometric designs, birds, and animal designs from  Navalgund in Dharwad district of Karnataka in India.

This Durrie has been registered for protection under the Geographical indication of the Government of India.

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Women weavers of Navalgund Durries


Nuvulgund durrigullu, also known as ‘Jumkhaanaa’ Gullu in Kannada language, were initially made by a group of weavers of Bijapur who used to live in the Jumkhaan Gulli during the reign of Ali Adil Shah.

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As a result of the war between the Adil Shahs and the Vijayanagar empire, the Jumkhaan weavers sought a safe place to pursue their trade, and so migrated to Nuvulgund, initially to trade in pearls but later settled down in the town, established looms and wove Durrigullu.

These Durrigullu are made exclusively by the women of the community, operating the looms at home. At one time, there were 75 women working on this handicraft, but due to lack of facilities and poor returns, now only some 35 women are engaged in the weaving of the rugs.

Navalgund Durries – Traditionally Weaved Carpets – Swadesi | Made in India

Traditional Muslim women of the Sheikh Sayeed community were confined to their homes, and hence this craft became their exclusive culture and a means at home to make a living.

Sourcing and Procurement of Nalgund Rugs by Naveen - YouTube
Navalgund Durries - Traditionally Weaved Carpets - Swadesi

This type of Durrie is not made at any other place. The artisans are quite secretive about their art of weaving these Durries, and the skill is taught only to their daughters–in-law and not to their daughters as after marriage they would go away to another family.

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By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile :

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