Made by skilled artisans using time-honored techniques in Mirzapur, India. Limited quantities.

Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

    Reversible rugs without pile, also known as kilims, made by hand-weaving horizontal weft yarns through vertical warp yarns

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Pink
  • Handwoven in small batches of less than four
  • 100% semi-worsted New Zealand wool on cotton warp
  • Flatweave (3-4mm thick)
  • Hand-tied macramé net fringe
  • Color palette: salmon pink, bone beige, silvery gray, golden olive, ash brown gray
The Collection

Desert Tones, a 3-piece capsule collection of flatweaves, was inspired by the desert at winter. Handel's combed-tooth cactus border is a cherished and classic kilim motif. Its macramé net fringe is meticulously tied by hand, adding a subtle, detail which also secures the edges of the rug.

The Design
  • A minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Stripes—a clean and timeless classic
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation of color and tone
The Material

New Zealand wool is a premium wool beloved for its softness as well as its long fibers. Like all wools, it has a hydrophobic layer which repels dust and dirt, and lanolin which both provides its trademark luster and protects the fiber from breaking or shedding. It's woven onto a sturdy cotton warp for added durability.

The Maker

Our partner is the third weaving generation of his family, and heads a small weaving house known for their unparalleled skill. A perfectionist with color, he and his team take great pride in their work, which is evident in their final product.

  • We recommend that you regularly vacuum your rug to remove dirt and grime. Depending on how heavily your rug is used, just once or twice a month is adequate. Too much vacuuming can wear down the knots and fibers more quickly. If you have a suction attachment on your vacuum cleaner, use that instead of a rotary vacuum.
  • Every few months, you’ll also want to flip your rug over and vacuum the back to get the grit out of the foundation of the rug. It also helps to rotate your rug once a year to ensure even wear over time.
  • Every 3-5 years, we recommend getting your rug professionally hand-washed. Please do not take it to get steam or dry cleaned—this will almost certainly damage the rug! Hand-washing requires the use of a pH-balanced shampoo, worked into the rug by hand with a soft-bristled brush, before being rinsed thoroughly. This process should be repeated a few times.
  • In case of spills, use a paper towel or cloth to blot the liquid. Add some clean water sparingly to the spot to dilute the stain (or wet a paper towel or cloth) and blot. If the stain is persistent, try using a mild detergent. Repeat this process until the stain is removed.

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Handel Flatweave Rug

Natural Fiber
Handmade
Size:
5' x 8'
Size Guide
You do need a rug pad
Here's why

Why You Need a Rug Pad

While we recommend a rug pad for all rugs, they’re especially important for flatweaves, whose slim profile requires extra padding.

A rug pad prevents unwanted bunching and sliding, adds a subtle lift, and gives your rug a more cushioned feel underfoot.

Our rug pads are made of recycled felt and natural rubber, whereas lesser rug pads’ thin, sticky web can damage your flooring.

Moisture and mildew resistant, a rug pad stops dirt and grime from settling in your rug’s fibers.

The right rug pad

A must-have for flatweaves and other lower-pile pieces, a rug pad is the secret ingredient to maintaining your rug’s appearance and longevity. Width-wise, you’ll want to trim your rug pad so it’s 1-2” shorter than your rug on all four sides. Height-wise, we offer two premium rug pad options, both made of cozy recycled felt and natural rubber.

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Thickness 1/8" 1/5"
Best For

Light cushion for high traffic areas, layered rugs, and under doorways

Extra padding for playrooms, cozy living spaces, and kitchens

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

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Handel has a rating of 4.6 stars based on 8 reviews.