Cerulean Sunrise Hand Woven Wool Area Rug from Guatemala
Sunrise Path, Cerulean Sunrise Hand Woven Wool Area Rug from Guatemala
Momosteco WeaversMomosteco Weavers of Guatemala are a collective of indigenous workers who use their cooperative efforts in order to preserve the time-honored traditions of wool weaving that have been passed down...
Hand Woven Wool Area Rug Multicolored Owl from Guatemala
Mayan Owl, Hand Woven Wool Area Rug Multicolored Owl from Guatemala
Momosteco WeaversHandwoven from wool in a process that takes between two and three weeks to complete, this area rug depicts a colorful Mayan owl in wheat, crimson, and cerulean blue. Inspired by the designs of their...$104.99-$159.99
Green 100% Wool Hand Dyed and Hand Woven Rug
Jasper Beauty, Green 100% Wool Hand Dyed and Hand Woven Rug
Momosteco WeaversThe Momosteco Weavers of Guatemala present this hand dyed and hand woven 100% wool rug. Burnt sienna bands with cream patterns lie across a field of deep green. The rug is finished on both ends with a...$142.99-$179.99
Brown and Blue Wool Area Rug
Mountain Cabin, Brown and Blue Wool Area Rug
Momosteco WeaversA geometric pattern in shades of taupe, eggshell, and indigo is woven onto this homey rectangular area rug. Crafted by the Momosteco Weavers of Guatemala, the wool rug makes a subtle accent in any...$162.99-$187.99
Guatemalan Hand Woven Multicolored Geometric Wool Area Rug
Cuxliquel Volcano, Guatemalan Hand Woven Multicolored Geometric Wool Area Rug
Momosteco WeaversHandwoven from 100% wool fibers through a process that takes between two and three weeks to complete, this area rug from Guatemala depicts multicolored geometric motifs between stripes of maize, light...$102.99-$159.99
Maya Bird at Sunset
Bird Wool Area Rug from Guatemala
Maya Bird at Sunset, Bird Wool Area Rug from Guatemala
Momosteco WeaversWoven on a traditional loom, this dazzling rug is created entirely by hand, from carding, spinning and dying to creating the motifs. Members of Momosteco Weavers select sunset shades of red, orange...$77.99-$142.99
Jasper Inspiration in Taupe
Handwoven Wool Area Rug in Taupe from Guatemala
Jasper Inspiration in Taupe, Handwoven Wool Area Rug in Taupe from Guatemala
Momosteco WeaversInspired by the colors of jasper, the Momosteco Weavers of Guatemala carefully hand-weave this area rug of wool to feature stripes of taupe, black and ash. Representing a local collective of artisans...$179.99
Geometric Wool Area Rug in Ivory and Cerulean
Smooth Cerulean, Geometric Wool Area Rug in Ivory and Cerulean
Momosteco WeaversThis Guatemalan area rug is handwoven by the artisans at Momosteco Weavers through a painstaking process that takes days to complete. Drawing inspiration from their ancestors, the weavers craft the...$137.99-$159.99
Hand Woven Wool Area Rug in Blue and Grey from Guatemala
Midnight Flow, Hand Woven Wool Area Rug in Blue and Grey from Guatemala
Momosteco WeaversMomosteco Weavers are a cooperative of indigenous workers from Guatemala who use their combined efforts in order to preserve the time-honored traditions of wool weaving that have been passed down...$104.99-$159.99
Ivory and Brown Broad Striped Wool Blend Area Rug (2x3)
Mountain Stripes, Ivory and Brown Broad Striped Wool Blend Area Rug (2x3)
Ingrid and AndreaIngrid and Andrea of Guatemala design an area rug with broad stripes of ivory, grey, and dark brown. Using a wool blend yarn, the artisans hand weave the rug on a traditional backstrap loom using...
Artist: Ingrid and Andrea
Ivory and Taupe Broad Striped Wool Blend Area Rug (2x3)
Stone Stripes, Ivory and Taupe Broad Striped Wool Blend Area Rug (2x3)
Ingrid and AndreaIngrid and Andrea of Guatemala design an area rug with broad stripes of ivory, grey, and taupe. Using a wool blend yarn, the artisans hand weave the rug on a traditional backstrap loom using...$84.99
Artist: Ingrid and Andrea
Volcano in Color
Geometric Wool Area Rug from Central America
Volcano in Color, Geometric Wool Area Rug from Central America
Momosteco WeaversEvoking a volcano in vivid colors, Momosteco Weavers juxtapose the bright hues with a wide expanse of taupe. The beautiful accent rug showcases their ancestral art. The wool is carded, spun, dyed and...$119.99-$159.99
Central American Rugs(12 items)
Welcome to the Central American Rug Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Rug pads are great because they prevent slippage, prolong wear, protect the floor underneath, and provide additional comfort and quiet. That being said, most of our rugs do not actually require a pad underneath. Many, like those from the Andes, crafted with sheep wool and cotton, are durable and sturdy enough to be placed directly on the floor. But for enhanced protection and longevity, a rug pad is always a welcome addition.
Area rugs are a design-friendly way to absorb sound and insulate a room. They are a wonderful way to reduce noise, as footsteps on a rug are more muted than on hardwood floors or tile, and they also dull ambient sounds. Additionally, they provide warmth and a general sense of well-being. Who doesnt love a good area rug!
Most area rugs are easy to maintain with a few simple steps. For small stains and spills, you can spot clean with warm, soapy water. Never rub the affected area, always blot! You should vacuum your rugs to remove dirt and debris. And to ensure that rugs wear evenly, it is recommended to place a pad beneath them, and rotate them regularly. As with most vibrant works of art, direct sunlight may dull the colors. For more substantive cleaning, it is recommended that you dry clean your area rug.
Were huge fans of eco-friendly everything! When it comes to area rugs, you can look for certain indicators that it is produced in a sustainable way that reduces our carbon footprint. Some artisans, like a handful of weavers from India, use recycled fabrics: cotton, rayon, and polyester. Others stress the use of natural dyes and ethically-sourced wool. (Wool is particularly celebrated for being recyclable, abundant, and naturally stain-resistant.)
Handmade, or footmade! Many of the weavers who produce area rugs use a pedal, or foot, loom. While they technically have the assistance of a machine--a treadle or handloom--its operation requires the dexterity, strength, coordination, and patience of the artisan. Additionally, most area rugs are finished by hand.
Traditional area rugs are mostly woven on looms. Treadle, or foot, looms make use of pedals to lift and lower the looms harness. This raises the threads of the warp, so that the weft can pass through the opening in the threads. This type of loom is common in the Andes, Central America, as well as Mexico, and traces back to Mayan weavers in the period after the Spanish arrived. Elsewhere, such as India, handlooms are still used. The designs are mapped out in advance, and it takes about four to five days to complete a dhurrie, or traditional Indian floor covering. While the work to craft each of these rugs may be labor intensive, the beauty of the finished product makes it well worth the wait.
While area rugs are handcrafted by artisans from all over the world, they share certain features in spite of their vastly different regions. From the Andes to Central America, Mexico to India, most artisans use some combination of sheep wool, cotton, and natural and industrial dyes. Some artisans, like those from India, may incorporate other materials, like jute, or recycled cotton, polyester, and rayon, into their works. Some of the Zapotec weavers in Mexico use dyes made from natural materials like walnut shell, cochineal, and flowers. With these materials, artisans create vibrant colors and authentic patterns, ideal for adding dimension and warmth to any home.
Featured Reviews on Central American Rugs
The colors of this rug are indescribably vivid, rich, and beautiful. I would like to have several of these rugs, scattered around my house like rose petals! Simply gorgeous. Yes, it would make a fabulous wall-hanging, but I do have mine in a small guest bathroom and its stunning. Truly great craftsmanship and well worth the price.
Received my rug just now & love it! Made with the usual care of the weavers of Momosteco, perfect! Thank you for your beautiful work, really brightens my room.
I LOVE MY OWL
MY MAYAN OWL RUG HAS JUST ARRIVED, AND I LOVE IT. IT IS FULL OF PERSONALITY AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO FINDING JUST THE RIGHT PLACE FOR IT. EVEN NICER THAN I HAD IMAGINED.
Momosteco Weavers Hand-woven rugs
"Just as I learned to weave from my parents, I am teaching the art to my children and grandchildren. I teach anyone who wants to learn, because I don't want our weaving techniques to be lost."