Karastan Wool Rugs

Karastan machine woven wool rugs are made with very good quality wool and dyes, and is the top end of the machine woven rug world. With proper care they can last many decades and still be like new. They require the same care as hand knotted wool rugs. Wool has a natural short term repellency […]

Flatweave Rugs (Woven by Hand)

Hand woven rugs with no pile are referred to as “flatweave” rugs. Kilims, dhurries, Navajos, and tapestries fall into this broad category. Some are reversible, and some are not. Some have fringe, and some do not. They are woven by hand from natural fibers (primarily wool, cotton, and silk). Quality wool is a durable and […]

Chunky Wool Rugs

Chunky, felted wool rugs are often referred to as “noodle” rugs because the wool pieces look like big pasta noodles. They are a dense, bouncy floor covering. They are often wool chunks strung into a cotton, heavy backing material. Shedding and pilling is common with all felted wool in traffic areas. Trim pulls with scissors. […]

“Luster Washed” Wool Hand Woven Rugs

Weaving regions can give wool rugs a “luster wash” to chemically create more sheen to the rug so it shines more like silk. This is similar to highlighting hair, in that the fibers are lightened and smoothed using solutions similar to bleach.  “Luster washing” done well creates a beautiful effect to the rugs. They have […]

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