Cala

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Cala Hand-knotted Shag Rug

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Rug Description

Natural shag rug made by skilled artisans using time-honored techniques in Bhadohi, India. Limited quantities.

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

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Tan

    A pale brown

Rug Details

  • 100% New Zealand wool
  • Plush pile (1” to 1.5” high)
  • Slight variations in size due to handmade nature
  • Tie-dyed with azo-free dyes in small batches for depth of color
  • Natural shedding within the first month of use is to be expected - keep your non-rotary vacuum handy!
  • Color palette: Warm vanilla beige, bone beige, walnut brown, slate gray, sandstone, tan
  • This shag rug is the real thing—entirely hand-knotted by expert weavers, which is rare, as even "luxury" retailers frequently sell less sturdy hand-tufted or hand-loomed substitutes 

Curator's Notes

The Collection
Taking cues from early nomadic techniques across the world, the Elemental Collection represents a foundational type of weave. Like the midcentury designers who loved them, these rugs prioritize the most essential elements of the form, and its original purpose: woven like a sheep's fleece, to keep a body warm.

The Design

Cala is inspired by a traditional Turkish tulu, with a soft blue geometric central medallion and a simple single-line border. Its beige ground is full of movement, with occasional striations of cooler tones that add dynamism. It’s been hand-washed multiple times to achieve extra-soft texture.

The Material

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

The Maker

Our partner is a third-generation family-run weaving house in Bhadohi, India. They specialize in hand-knotted plush pile rugs, and their knowledge helped us improve the rugs' construction for strength and less shedding. We like their values, too: creating high quality product and taking good care of their team.

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