Handmade Multicolored Wool Rug with Fringe from India (4x6)
Blue Diamonds, Handmade Multicolored Wool Rug with Fringe from India (4x6)
Sonik SethiArtisan Sonik Sethi brings us the brilliant colors of India in this carefully crafted and hand woven rug. It features a bold pattern of blue diamonds on a green background, with beige, yellow and blue...$149.99
Wool rug (4x6)
New Traditions, Wool rug (4x6)
Sonik SethiBright colors bring to life this traditional wool rug from Sonik Sethi. Expertly woven on a traditional loom with a cotton warp, the blue border rug is centered bands of neon green and light brown....$149.99
Handmade Multicolored Wool Rug with Fringe from India (4x6)
Autumn Garden, Handmade Multicolored Wool Rug with Fringe from India (4x6)
Sonik SethiSonik Sethi, from India, presents us with this brilliantly colored dhurrie rug. It has vibrant bands of green, maroon, and cream, and is hand-woven and detailed with geometric patterns. It comes...$149.99
Hand Loomed Wool Zapotec Rug with Natural Dyes (6.5x10)
Corn Universe, Hand Loomed Wool Zapotec Rug with Natural Dyes (6.5x10)
Alfredo RuizFor this vibrant rug Alfredo Ruiz evokes a Zapotec universe in which diamonds and stars are framed by corn glyphs positioned horizontally. The Oaxacan artisan dyes the wool yarn with natural pigments...
Artist: Alfredo Ruiz
Zapotec wool rug (1.5x6.5)
Four Diamonds, Zapotec wool rug (1.5x6.5)
Alberto RuizGolden diamonds dance delightfully across a fiery red background. Gracing a handloomed rug, the intricate motifs allude to ancient Zapotec motifs. Alberto Ruiz and his wife weave a beautiful Zapotec...$179.99
Artist: Alberto Ruiz
Wool Woven Rug with Abstract Design (4x6)
Rustic Feast, Wool Woven Rug with Abstract Design (4x6)
Sonik SethiArtisan Sonik Sethi of India presents this woven wool rug to bring a taste of India's culture to foreign lands. When speaking of his inspiration, he remarks, "The rich tradition of India is so...$159.99
Traditional Hand Loomed Dhurrie Style Runner Rug (2.5x8)
Winter Warmth, Traditional Hand Loomed Dhurrie Style Runner Rug (2.5x8)
Sonik SethiThis distinctive runner is presented by Sonik Sethi in India. Sandy tan and dark brown provide a backdrop for geometric patterns in light blue, pink and cream; bright orange bands add cheerful...$119.99
Indian Artisan Crafted Wool Runner with Fringe (2x8)
Kites, Indian Artisan Crafted Wool Runner with Fringe (2x8)
Sonik SethiSonik Sethi presents us with this elegant hand woven runner from India. It has a cream colored background with an abstract diamond motif in vibrant hues of yellow, blue, and maroon. The ends feature...$127.99
Artisan Crafted Geometric Wool Area Rug (4x6)
Ancestral Diamonds, Artisan Crafted Geometric Wool Area Rug (4x6)
Delfina RuizFilled with the spirit of Oaxaca, this colorful Zapotec rug is inspired by the Sierra Madre embracing ancestral diamond motifs. Delfina Ruiz demonstrates Mexico's Zapotec artistry and her own weaving...$427.99
Artist: Delfina Ruiz
Green and Multicolor Wool Area Rug Woven on Handloom (4x6)
Autumn Muse, Green and Multicolor Wool Area Rug Woven on Handloom (4x6)
Sonik SethiCalling to mind the earthy shades of early autumn, this rug by artisan Sonik Sethi from India will bring warmth to your home. Featuring a leaf green background, the area rug is detailed with stripes...$154.99
Colorful Hand Woven Wool Indian Dhurrie Rug (4x6)
Spring Fireworks, Colorful Hand Woven Wool Indian Dhurrie Rug (4x6)
Sonik SethiThis vibrant area rug is brought to us from India by Sonik Sethi. Colorful wool threads are carefully woven together on a handloom to create a festive abstract motif.$149.99
Hand-woven Jute Rug with Natural Dyes
Star Galaxy, Hand-woven Jute Rug with Natural Dyes
Sonik SethiThis dhurrie rug from India conjures a galaxy of radiant stars. From Sonik Sethi, the dramatic rug is covered with intricate patterns hand-woven in abstract precision. Herbal dyes result in a palette...$239.99
Hand Loomed Wool Area Rug Dhurrie from India 5x8 ft
Diamond Star, Hand Loomed Wool Area Rug Dhurrie from India 5x8 ft
Sonik SethiDiamond stars illuminate the blue morning sky in a magnificent composition from Sonik Sethi. The magnificent wool rug is woven with a cotton warp on a traditional loom, taking up to four days to...$209.99
Zapotec wool runner (1.5x3)
Star Path, Zapotec wool runner (1.5x3)
Gregorio RuizGlowing in gold and ochre, stylized stars illuminate narrow paths. Gregorio Ruiz Lopez selects the quiet colors of the Sierra Madre in winter for this elegant rug. Woven by hand of virgin wool, it is...$77.99
Artist: Gregorio Ruiz
Hand Crafted Traditional Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Sunset Earth, Hand Crafted Traditional Wool Area Rug (2x3)
MahmoodStylized birds are expertly woven in handloomed wool. By Mahmood, this dramatic dhurrie rug brings India's artisan tradition to contemporary interiors. It can take as many as five days to complete...$39.99
Traditional Rugs(16 items)
Welcome to the Traditional 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 Traditional Rugs
Beautiful rug/ wall hanging
Received our two rugs today and they are better than I hoped! Beautiful workmanship or should I say work-woman-ship. These wil become art pieces for our walls. Price is right too! I would recommend any work by this artist.
As pretty as this is in the photo, its much prettier in my room. Really lovely weaving and warm colors. My cat also likes it very much. Thank you!
Sonik Sethi Woven rugs and runners
"I worked for more than seven years with handicrafts until I realized that this was my cup of tea."