Signed Handwoven Inca Motif 2.5x4.5 Wool Area Rug from Peru
Tumi Axe, Signed Handwoven Inca Motif 2.5x4.5 Wool Area Rug from Peru
David Laura ZanabriaA stylized tumi axe is depicted in this area rug from Peru. The tumi was a ceremonial blade characteristic of ancient cultures such as the Moche, Chimu, and Inca. A typical tumi axe features a curved...$199.99
Artist: David Laura Zanabria
Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug from Peru (5.5x7.5)
Ancient Calendar, Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug from Peru (5.5x7.5)
Zosimo LauraInspired by the calendar of the ancient Inca, Peruvian artisan Zosimo Laura creates this stunning area rug. The rug is divided into a grid, each square featuring a completely unique geometric pattern...$649.99
Artist: Zosimo Laura
Handwoven Wool Area Rug with Geometric Inca Motifs (4x5.5)
Inca Sky, Handwoven Wool Area Rug with Geometric Inca Motifs (4x5.5)
Gamaniel EsmitInspired by the textiles of the ancient Inca, Peruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit creates an area rug of profound beauty. Colorful stars and geometric patterns decorate a grid, handwoven from wool on the...$329.99
Geometric Hand Woven 2x3 Wool Rug
Seahorses, Geometric Hand Woven 2x3 Wool Rug
Zosimo LauraHand loomed in Peru, this beautiful geometric patterned rug features shades of eggplant, amethyst, iris, teal, aqua, and eggshell--but look a little closer and you'll see smiling seahorses. Working in...$107.99
Artist: Zosimo Laura
Handwoven Alpaca Wool Geometric Rug 5 x 6.5 from Peru
Inca Royalty, Handwoven Alpaca Wool Geometric Rug 5 x 6.5 from Peru
Gamaniel EsmitGamaniel Esmit combines geometric patterns with warm tones in this rug celebrating his Andean homeland's Incan heritage. He hand-weaves it on a traditional treadle loom using fine 100% alpaca wool and...$504.99
Hand-woven (2x5) Red And Yellow Alpaca Wool Rug From Peru
Empire, Hand-woven (2x5) Red And Yellow Alpaca Wool Rug From Peru
Gamaniel EsmitGamaniel Esmit combines deep tones of crimson and marigold with warm earth colors in this rug celebrating the Incan heritage of his Andean homeland. He hand-weaves it in a traditional pedal loom...$169.99
Inca Rugs(6 items)
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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.