You can choose a rug from a large selection of area rugs in both natural and synthetic materials online and in local shops.
We make custom rugs in natural wool, including sheepskin, goatskin and cow hide, as well as hardwearing natural fibres sisal and jute. Natural rugs are particularly suitable for protecting areas of heavy wear such as carpets and hallways.
Our luxury handmade rugs are sourced from India but we also stock rugs from more traditional areas. Each rug reflects the rich weaving traditions of these areas, and the creative impulses of the individual weaver. They’re dyed with either chemical dye, which gives vibrant colors, or vegetable dye which gives a softer look.
We ensure that the materials we use are sustainable, environmentally friendly. We have included pieces in our range that have been crafted from recycled rugs to give them a new lease of life, innovating in different ways to bring our environmentally conscious customers contemporary and on-trend furnishings. All our handmade rugs are responsibly sourced – we only deal with suppliers who understand our opposition to the exploitation of children.
Type of Rugs
There are multiple methods of construction used for creating rugs to achieve different finishes that are right for your home:
Loomed rugs are often made by hand on a shuttle loom in villages, homes and factories. Some of our best sellers have been hand-loomed from all different corners of the world.
Knotted rugs have a pile made of individual threads twisted around the warp. The price reflects the time taken to produce the piece, the quality of the wool, the density of the knots and the complexity of the design.
Tufted rugs have a pile formed from a tuft of thread pushed into a pre-formed backing, then fixed in place with a latex backing covered with plain fabric for a more attractive finish. This technique is quicker than knotting and usually costs less.
Some Tips to Care of Rugs
Stains and spillages should be blotted, not rubbed and only cool water should be used on them.
Turn rugs regularly if they’re in a sunny patch of the room to help prevent uneven fading.
With hand-spun yarn, the rug may shed early on. Light vacuuming will help resolve this.
Loop pile rugs are best beaten – just turn them face down on the floor, beat gently, and then vacuum up the grit and dust from the floor rather than the rug.
Rug pad prevents rugs from slipping, and the transfer of vegetable dyes on handmade rugs.