Modern Beige Handwoven Area Rug (6.5x8.5)
Modern Beige, Modern Beige Handwoven Area Rug (6.5x8.5)
Cerapio VallejoAdapting an ancient technique, Cerapio Vallejo weaves a design of modern minimalism. Palest beige wool is transformed on the handloom into a rug with hems instead of the traditional fringe. Titled...
Under the Sea
Wool Area Rug in Azure and Khaki from Mexico (2x3)
Under the Sea, Wool Area Rug in Azure and Khaki from Mexico (2x3)
Jose MendozaFor a contemporary addition to your home decor, Mexican artisan Jose Mendoza hand-weaves this area rug from wool in the traditional style of Zapotec handicrafts. Khaki contrasts with azure while...$137.99
Red Diamond Splendor
Handwoven Geometric Runner Rug from Mexico
Red Diamond Splendor, Handwoven Geometric Runner Rug from Mexico
Delfina RuizExplosive against a background of blues and browns, intricate red diamonds are splendid. Delfina Ruiz demonstrates Mexico's Zapotec artistry and her own weaving skills with this dazzling wool rug....$99.99
Hand Woven Geometric Wool Area Rug from Mexico
Spice Diamond, Hand Woven Geometric Wool Area Rug from Mexico
Gregorio RuizHandwoven on the foot pedal loom from 100% wool fibers, this area rug from Mexico features a center of spice, with a multicolored diamond and geometric spiral motifs. A welcoming addition to any home...$179.99
Artist: Gregorio Ruiz
4x6 Wool Dhurrie Rug with a Border in Mint from India
Beach Caravan, 4x6 Wool Dhurrie Rug with a Border in Mint from India
Sonik SethiWorking in the traditional style of dhurries, Indian artisans diligently hand-weave this rug of wool through a painstaking process that takes up to five days to complete. A border of mint gives way to...$167.99
3x5 Wool Dhurrie in Black and Pearl Grey from India
Geometric Palace, 3x5 Wool Dhurrie in Black and Pearl Grey from India
Sonik SethiCarrying on the tradition of dhurries, Indian artisans diligently hand-weave this rug of wool yarns through a painstaking process that takes up to five days to complete. A border of solid black gives...
3 by 5 Foot Handwoven Crimson Wool Dhurrie Rug from India
Crimson Elegance, 3 by 5 Foot Handwoven Crimson Wool Dhurrie Rug from India
Sonik SethiThis handwoven wool dhurrie rug from Sonik Sethi is framed with bright crimson, immediately drawing the eye towards the geometric pattern inside. A pale ecru center sets off the vivid colors of the...$107.99
Lines of the Wind
Handwoven Striped Wool Area Rug from Mexico (2x3)
Lines of the Wind, Handwoven Striped Wool Area Rug from Mexico (2x3)
Jose MendozaCombining hues of sepia, ebony, and ivory, Mexican artisan Jose Mendoza hand-weaves this wool rug on a traditional loom. He works in the style of Zapotec handicrafts to create this rug, which features...$204.99
Modern Wool Striped Multicolor Area Rug (4x6)
Multicolor, Modern Wool Striped Multicolor Area Rug (4x6)
Cerapio VallejoSimple yet striking in design, this multicolored reversible rug by Cerapio Vallejo offers a modern interpretation of traditional Ayacucho geometric patterns. The work is elaborated from wool and...
Color of Life
Zapotec wool rug (5x8)
Color of Life, Zapotec wool rug (5x8)
Alberto RuizOaxaca's golden sun caresses joyous colors that celebrate a fiesta. Wide borders in dark purple evoke the night sky. Eliciting intricate motifs from virgin wool, Alberto Ruiz and his wife craft this...$799.99
4x6 Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug in Grey from India
Grey Songs, 4x6 Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug in Grey from India
Sonik SethiBlending a modern aesthetic with traditional designs, this Indian dhurrie rug features alternating stripes of brown and grey with colorful geometric patterns that decorate the rug's body. A large...$169.99
Hand Crafted 100% Jute Area Rug from India (4x6)
Evening Mist, Hand Crafted 100% Jute Area Rug from India (4x6)
Sonik SethiMuted and earth-toned colors dance in harmony in this stunning jute area rug. Hand woven on a traditional loom, this rug presented by Sonik Sethi features a mesmerizing abstract motif in ivory....$139.99
Collectible Hand Loomed Wool Area Rug (2x2.5)
Fiery Hills, Collectible Hand Loomed Wool Area Rug (2x2.5)
David Laura ZanabriaFiery hills arise from deep green meadows in a beautifully stylized design. By David Laura Zanabria, this hand-loomed accent rug takes its influence from the Wari culture. Its precise geometry and...$94.99
Artist: David Laura Zanabria
Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug
August Sun, Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug
Mario ChavezSplendidly woven by hand, this radiant rug conveys the warmth of the Mexican sun. Mario Chávez works in virgin wool to created intricate geometric motifs. Their symmetry and beauty are astonishing....$132.99-$557.99
Zapotec wool rug (1.5x5)
Three Diamonds, Zapotec wool rug (1.5x5)
Alberto RuizGolden diamonds dance delightfully across a fiery red background. Gracing a handloomed rug, the intricate motifs allude to ancient Zapotec motifs. Alberto Ruiz García and his wife weave a beautiful...$164.99
Striped Zapotec Wool Area Rug from Mexico (2.5x5)
Blue Bars, Striped Zapotec Wool Area Rug from Mexico (2.5x5)
Jose MendozaBars of midnight blue transition to teal, alternating with ivory in this eye-catching area rug from Mexico. Designed by Jose Mendoza, this rug is handwoven from wool in the style of Zapotec...$247.99
Dark Green and Ivory Abstract Hand Tufted Wool Area Rug
Forest Green, Dark Green and Ivory Abstract Hand Tufted Wool Area Rug
Gopal KhaitanAdd sophisticated style to any room with this gorgeous hand-tufted wool rug. Presented by India's Gopal Khaitan, this rug features an abstract motif in mesmerizing hues of blue spruce and dove grey.$229.99-$399.99
Artist: Gopal Khaitan
Wool Area Rug with Brown and Grey Stripes (2.5x5)
Sandy Stripes, Wool Area Rug with Brown and Grey Stripes (2.5x5)
Jose MendozaIn tones of grey and brown, bold stripes create a beautiful fade across the body of this area rug from Mexico. Jose Mendoza creates this rug in the style of Zapotec handicrafts, hand-weaving the rug...$219.99
Orange and Brown Zapotec Style Hand Woven Area Rug (2.5x5)
Zapotec Cross, Orange and Brown Zapotec Style Hand Woven Area Rug (2.5x5)
Hernandez Lazo FamilyMexico's Hernandez Lazo Family artisans hand-weave this beautiful, naturally dyed wool area rug. With a grey background, the pattern is in a Zapotec style with tan and orange crosses in the center...$349.99
Artist: Hernandez Lazo Family
Green and Teal Handwoven Zapotec Wool Rug (2x3)
Zapotec Hillsides, Green and Teal Handwoven Zapotec Wool Rug (2x3)
Irene RuizShading from beige to green and teal, wide bands of color evoke the Oaxaca countryside in summer. Irene Ruiz takes her inspiration from nature, creating this heirloom rug on the handloom. She names it...$79.99
Women of Power
Zapotec wool rug (1.5x4)
Women of Power, Zapotec wool rug (1.5x4)
Ruiz Bazan FamilyHolding feathered staffs of authority, women of power come to life in handloomed wool. This beautiful rug is the creation of Mexico's Ruiz Bazan Family. They combine natural wool with colors achieved...$74.99
Wool Area Rug in Blue and Ivory from Mexico (2.5x5)
Moon Aurora, Wool Area Rug in Blue and Ivory from Mexico (2.5x5)
Jose MendozaResembling the Aurora Borealis, midnight blue fades to azure, contrasting with ivory in this striking area rug from Mexico. Jose Mendoza hand-weaves this rug from wool in the traditional style of...$257.99
Handwoven 2x3 Striped Geometric Wool Area Rug from Mexico
Crisp Desert, Handwoven 2x3 Striped Geometric Wool Area Rug from Mexico
Jose MendozaStripes of burnt orange and sand are elaborated with geometric motifs, evoking the beauty of a Mexican desert, achieved with natural dyes taken from local plants. Says Jose Mendoza, "The things I...$179.99
Fish and Flight
Wool Bird Area Rug (3x5)
Fish and Flight, Wool Bird Area Rug (3x5)
Delfina RuizInspired by the tessellated drawings of Dutch artist M. C. Escher, Delfina Ruiz creates a complex composition on the handloom. She works in virgin wool, which takes its rich beige, tan and brown tones...$279.99
Hand Woven Grey and Ecru Wool Area Rug
Fine Lines, Hand Woven Grey and Ecru Wool Area Rug
Mario ChavezPreserving the great textile traditions of Oaxaca, artisan Mario Chavez crafts this versatile, neutral area rug. The rug is hand woven on a pedal loom in yarns of lead grey and ecru to produce a fine...$117.99
Black and Natural Blocks Wool Area Rug
Block Party, Black and Natural Blocks Wool Area Rug
Mario ChavezThis versatile area rug is hand woven on the pedal loom from pure wool that is spun by hand. Featuring alternating blocks of black and natural, the fringed rug is crafted by Mexico's Mario Chavez.$117.99
Azure and Taupe Geometric Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2.5x5)
Our Folklore, Azure and Taupe Geometric Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2.5x5)
Jose MendozaIn colors of azure and taupe, intricate triangular patterns decorate one side of this geometric area rug from Mexico. Jose Mendoza works in the tradition of Zapotec handicrafts as he hand-weaves this...$279.99
Zapotec Wool Rug 2 X 3 Hand Loomed in Mexico
Morning Stars, Zapotec Wool Rug 2 X 3 Hand Loomed in Mexico
Mario ChavezMorning stars bring radiant light in a hand-woven Zapotec rug by Mario Chávez. He works on a traditional loom with wool that is dyed with natural pigments. The rug classic frieze patterns believed to...$129.99
Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Zapotec Window, Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Mario ChavezA work of splendid elegance, this wool rug celebrates the art of the Zapotec people. Mario Chavez weaves a magnificent piece as he works on a traditional pedal loom with threads previously dyed with...$137.99
Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x5)
Andean Magic, Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x5)
Zosimo LauraMelding from warm to cool, glowing colors form motifs from the pre-Hispanic past. Zosimo Laura arranges them in harmonious bands of soft wool. Precisely woven on the handloom, they form a dramatic rug...$149.99
Artist: Zosimo Laura
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
Blue and Ivory Fret Diamond Motif Handwoven Wool Rug (4x6)
Fantastic Frets, Blue and Ivory Fret Diamond Motif Handwoven Wool Rug (4x6)
Sonik SethiSonik Sethi of India presents a beautiful handwoven wool rug with a fascinating fret motif that will be an eye-catching addition to your home decor. Triangles and rhombi in robin's egg blue, cadet...$187.99
Milpa at Night
Zapotec Bird Rug (2x3.5)
Milpa at Night, Zapotec Bird Rug (2x3.5)
Mario ChavezMaize is the staff of life in Mesoamerica, and Mario Chávez depicts a flourishing corn plant in a nocturnal milpa, or corn field. Bright birds perch amid the verdant foliage to sing of the harvest to...$177.99
Birds and Corn
Artisan Crafted Wool Area Rug with Birds (2x3.5)
Birds and Corn, Artisan Crafted Wool Area Rug with Birds (2x3.5)
Mario ChavezMaize is the staff of life in Mesoamerica, and Mario Chávez depicts a flourishing corn plant as a motive for joy. Bright birds perch amid the verdant foliage to sing of the harvest to come. Woven on...$179.99
Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2x3.5)
Navajo Red, Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2x3.5)
Ruiz Bazan FamilyThe Ruiz Bazan Family takes their inspiration from the Navajo culture for this bright, beautiful rug. Handloomed in crimson wool, it hosts precise geometric motifs in ivory and charcoal.Because each...$139.99
Zapotec wool rug (4x6.5)
Seashells, Zapotec wool rug (4x6.5)
Mario ChavezEvoking the ocean with rich shades of blue, Mario Chávez combines the deep hues of the Pacific with the azure of the Mexican Caribbean. This dazzling handloomed rug invokes the sea with shell motifs...$787.99
Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Green Maguey, Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Alberto RuizInspired by ancient designs hewn in stone, Alberto Ruiz García replicates Zapotec archeology with this rug. The intricate central motif is inspired by the maguey plant that flourishes in the sierra....$154.99
Unique Mexican Zapotec Wool Area Rug
Natural, Unique Mexican Zapotec Wool Area Rug
Ruiz Bazan FamilyDelightful wool Zapotec rug featuring a traditional design by the Ruiz Bazan Family. Made without dyes, using all natural wool colors. This lovely piece is certain to accent any living room, hallway...$109.99
Artisan Crafted Zapotec Rug (2x3)
Stargazer, Artisan Crafted Zapotec Rug (2x3)
Alberto RuizCentering a crimson shield, a golden sky hosts twinkling stars. Alberto Ruiz weaves a spectacular design, interpreted in virgin wool. The Zapotec rug is handloomed with Ruiz's own distinctive style....$159.99
Geometric Wool Beige Area Rug (2x3)
Calendar, Geometric Wool Beige Area Rug (2x3)
Cerapio VallejoIcons describe six months, each depicted on a neat geometric grid. Bright colors glow on a warm background of peach and terracotta. Expertly woven by Cerapio Vallejo, this elegant rug interprets Inca...$164.99
Geometric Wool Area Rug (6x8)
Pastel Calendar, Geometric Wool Area Rug (6x8)
Cerapio VallejoThis breathtaking Ayacucho wool rug comes from Cerapio Vallejo. This amazing craft has been around for centuries in the state of Ayacucho, having been passed down to the Incas after originating among...$677.99
Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Zapotec Fantasy, Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3)
Irene RuizMexico's Irene Ruiz mixes a fantasy of color and Zapotec artistry for the design of this rug. Working with virgin wool and natural dyes, Ruiz weaves the wool rug on a traditional loom and finishes the...
Collectible Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x2.5)
Diamonds, Collectible Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x2.5)
David Laura ZanabriaDavid Laura Zanabria creates a colorful rug with splendid symmetry. His design motifs are inspired by the Wari culture that pre-dates the Inca civilization. Masterfully recreating its precise...
Artist: David Laura Zanabria
Mexican Star Motif Loom Woven Zapotec Runner Rug
Azure Star, Mexican Star Motif Loom Woven Zapotec Runner Rug
Alfredo RuizBands of multicolor diamonds dance delightfully across an ivory background. Gracing a handloomed rug, the intricate motifs allude to ancient Zapotec motifs. Alfredo Ruiz weaves a beautiful Zapotec rug...
Artisan Crafted 100% Wool Area Rug in Paprika (2x3.25)
Scarlet Lake, Artisan Crafted 100% Wool Area Rug in Paprika (2x3.25)
Irene RuizRaised by a family of weavers in the state of Oaxaca, Mexican artisan Irene Ruiz has been immersed in the Zapotec weaving tradition since childhood. Ruiz uses pure wool and all-natural dyes to crafts...
Dramatic Mexican Sun
Eco Friendly Handwoven Virgin Wool Zapotec Rug (5x8)
Dramatic Mexican Sun, Eco Friendly Handwoven Virgin Wool Zapotec Rug (5x8)
Alfredo RuizWith traditional Zapotec design, Alfredo Ruiz evokes the dramatic beauty of the Mexican sun in this stunning area rug. The artist weaves the extraordinary design of virgin wool, colored with natural...
Yellow Striped Alpaca Wool Runner (2.5x13)
Special Stripes, Yellow Striped Alpaca Wool Runner (2.5x13)
Zosimo LauraCheery and modern, this runner is hand-woven of luxurious alpaca wool. Zosimo Laura works in shades of yellow, tan and ochre to create the diagonal stripes. The generously sized rug bears his...
Artist: Zosimo Laura
Embers of Fire
Red Handwoven Authentic Zapotec Rug from Mexico (6.5x10.5)
Embers of Fire, Red Handwoven Authentic Zapotec Rug from Mexico (6.5x10.5)
Alfredo RuizFiery embers glow with the promise of dancing flames. Woven by hand, this generously-sized rug displays the intricacy of traditional Zapotec art. Alfredo Ruiz weaves the extraordinary design of virgin...
Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3) from Mexico
Pretty Sky, Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3) from Mexico
Delfina RuizLearning the style of Zapotec weaving from her parents, Delfina Ruiz of Mexico designs a fantastic area rug for livening up your home decor. She weaves the rug of wool, featuring geometric diamond...
Zapotec wool rug (6.5x9.5)
Zapotec Magnificence, Zapotec wool rug (6.5x9.5)
Ruiz Bazan FamilyFiery red and deep blue underscore the magnificence of Zapotec art in the design of this handsome rug. Alternating with beige undertones, Mexico's Ruiz Bazan Family uses cochineal and indigo to dye...
Handwoven Mexican Zapotec Area Rug (4x6.5)
Harmony, Handwoven Mexican Zapotec Area Rug (4x6.5)
Alfredo RuizGreens, orange, and blues welcome the ancient artistry of the Zapotecs, come to life in a generous rug by Alfredo Ruiz. He obtains the colors from natural dyes and weaves virgin wool on a traditional...
Zapotec wool rug (4.5x6.5)
Scarlet Seashells, Zapotec wool rug (4.5x6.5)
Mario ChavezWorking with rich shades of red, Mario Chávez combines scarlet with rose and crimson. This dazzling handloomed rug invokes the sea with shell motifs inspired by pre-Hispanic art. Concentric crosses...
Wool Area Rug in Oranges and Reds (4x5.25)
Golden Windows, Wool Area Rug in Oranges and Reds (4x5.25)
Curi BrothersLike windows within windows, concentric squares form a checkerboard pattern. The Curi Brothers create a beautiful hand-loomed accent rug. The rug is outlined in black, melon, cream, orange and ginger...
Artist: Curi Brothers
Flat-Weave Geometric Blue/Ivory Wool Area Rug
Sky Winslow, Flat-Weave Geometric Blue/Ivory Wool Area Rug
JRF Collective: Flat-Weave RugsAn array of simple flat weave designs in 100% wool - from simple modern geometrics to stripes and ikats. colors look modern and fresh and very contemporary.
Artist: JRF Collective: Flat-Weave Rugs
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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.
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I?m so pleased with this purchase! The quality workmanship and talent shines through. I am very proud and happy to have this beautiful rug in my home. Even more stunning than a photo can convey.
Mario Chavez Handwoven Zapotec rugs and handbags
"One day I looked around and I could see we were surrounded by art, but people didn't value it enough and poverty was settling into our community."
In 2002, I began to export my handwoven designs with the your help. I always wanted to strengthen the Zapotec culture that I was born in.
Sending my work to foreign countries hadn't occurred to me but, today, it is a reality. With your guidance, I managed to... read more