One-of-a-kind new rug, handwoven and handknotted in Ephesus, Turkey
Dimensions: 4'10" x 6'10" (149 cm x 209 cm)
Natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs.
Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike
Recently woven and never used in a home
- One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
- 100% wool
- Dimensions: 4'10" x 6'10" (149 cm x 209 cm)
- Plush pile: approximately 2.4"(6cm)
- Color palette: slate gray
- This rug has a minimal design with a single color field, showcasing the yarn's texture and sheen
- A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
The Ephesus Collection was made in a small workshop in a small seaside village, made up of ten weavers who uphold traditional craft practices which continue to dwindle in Turkey and worldwide. Artisans handspin raw wool, vegetable dye yarn, and hand-weave rugs, with a special focus on minimizing material waste.
Ephesus, home to the temple of Artemis, is an ancient Greek city located on the west coast of Anatolia and famous for its ruins.Material Details
This piece is woven with 100% wool, with a super-tightly spun warp made up of many smaller wool fibers. Once they cut the rug from the loom, the residual warp pieces are then used as the pile knots, where these fibers become fluffy and soft.
- 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:
- If the spill is organic and non-oily (e.g., wine), 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. Repeat this process until the stain is removed.
- If the stain is persistent, resist the urge to scrub. Scrubbing can damage the wool fibers and more easily allow the stain to penetrate. You may try using a mild detergent, such as very diluted dishwashing soap, following the same blot-and-rinse procedure.
- If the spill is a denser, more oily liquid, try first to scoop what you can from the surface using a spoon or perhaps some heavier paper, and then do the blot-and-rinse. If the spill is significant, non-organic and/or composed of chemical substances, or the above methods don’t work, we suggest getting the rug professionally hand-washed as soon as possible.
- For rugs with deeply saturated color palettes, be sure to spot-clean them in an area that can be hosed down immediately after, as some color bleeding may occur.
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