Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dhurrie Rugs/Magic Carpets


Third graders have also been learning about art from India. They looked at examples of dhurrie rugs and created their own with cut paper and yarn.

-Dhurries are flat, woven rugs used as floor coverings.


-They've been made for centuries in India.
-They are made with bright colors, simple designs like stripes, geometric shapes.


-They are woven out of camel and goat hair.


-Royal families would use dhurri rugs to decorate the floors of their palaces.




14 comments:

  1. I love the bright colors - very nice!

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  2. I love these! I did something similar last year with these:
    http://useyourcolouredpencils.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/magic-carpets.html

    Next time I'll try yours for sure - thanks!!

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  3. Love these, they turned out so great!

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  4. I love these, I just did them with my camp groups, all different ages from 5-10. What kind of paper did you use? The colors are so much brighter than construction paper.

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