Zara’s love of dhurries was sparked 15 years ago when she travelled to Jaipur to create bespoke rugs for clients and started working with Nitesh. They have since worked on many diverse projects together and Zara now aims to bring a contemporary twist to the traditional dhurrie by working with colour, new designs and stunning metallic threads.

The dhurrie rug has been around for centuries in India. They were often presented as gifts from one ruler to another and frequently used in state processions.

Each dhurrie is hand woven and can take up to three months to produce. It’s a huge labour of love, involving over 20 pairs of skilled hands – you can almost sense the weavers’ passion for this time-honoured tradition being seamlessly woven into every bold stripe and Mughal design. You will also be able to order some beautiful hand tufted and hand knotted rugs that will be available to order soon.

These wonderful rugs are available to order through Bombay Sprout – a brand that’s an expression of her strong sense of colour, a deep-rooted love of textiles, both antique and contemporary, and an enduring love affair with India.