The floor coverings of Madhya Pradesh consist primarily of durries and carpets in a rich variety of designs. A durrie, essentially a thick cotton woven fabric, is meant for
Spreading on the floor, and is made all over Madhya Pradesh, especially near Sironj. The basic technique of weaving a durrie in its most primitive form can be seen in rural areas. The more universal durries are made by women in their homes, in the
'Punja' technique. They are usually in bold patterns and bright colors with folk designs.
Apart from Sironj, Jhabua, Raigarh, Jabalpur and Shahdol are leading centres of durrie weaving in Madhya Pradesh. Cotton and woolen punja durries, handwoven in various colors are designed to suit fixed as well as recent home decor. Patterns are usually based on kiln designs, geometric traditional motifs & animal and human figures.