The Bhawani dhurries of Coimbatore are woven in a tradition that is about 200 years old. They are woven mainly in cotton and silk in brilliant colours. The center was famous for its silk dhurries, but economies of scale have meant that it produces mainly cotton dhurries now. Salem is another important centre where Bhavani dhurries are made. The pattern usually has a lotus in the center, and the border has either flowing floral patterns or stylised parrots.