This exquisite darri is woven by hand in by tribal weavers in Peshawar. Peshawari rugs and darris echo the rugged terrain that they are manufactured in. These rugs are knotted using locally available wool that is completely spun by hand. The colors are all obtained from natural vegetable dyes. The rugs have a fine knot and the designs are influenced by the Kazak and the Caucasian Shirvan styles.
The history of Rugs in Peshawar:
The capital city of the North West Frontier (now the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) province in Pakistan, Peshawar is located on the Pakistan – Afghanistan border.
There are no records, that show exactly when the local tribes began weaving rugs in this area but it is thought that it was the ancient Scythians who probably introduced it. Later, in the 16th Century, the Moghul emperor Akbar set up several rug weaving workshops in his imperial court but because the weavers had only a rudimentary knowledge of the craft, he brought in Persian weavers to teach the locals the finer techniques of weaving.