A flexible, washable flatweave made of 100% organic cotton.

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

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

  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Blue
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Handwoven flatweave (about 3-4mm thick)
  • Machine washable, hang dry. Please note may shrink 1-2 inches after washing.
  • See rug care below for more details.
  • Color palette: prussian blue, cornflower blue, walnut brown
  • Rug pad highly recommended - for comfort, stability, and longevity
  • Slight variations in size due to handmade nature
The Collection

The Recess Collection is inspired by wabi-sabi, which holds that nature is uncontrollable. It’s a law of nature that something, someday, will spill on your rug. So we designed a collection of machine-washable 100% organic cotton flatweaves, which are both light and durable. We called it Recess because they're made for playing, and it’s okay if you make a mess - you won’t get in trouble.

The Design

Cotton dhurries are classic Indian flatwoven rugs, designed to be lightweight and portable, cold in summer, warm in winter. Stripes are a standard dhurrie design, and ours are no exception. Tapping is a runner with varied sized rectangles, reminiscent of morse code or dance steps.

The Material

Cotton is a vegetable fiber widely used across rug traditions because of its sturdiness and longevity. Organic cotton is even better: because no chemicals are used in its processing, its fibers are actually stronger, and will retain more durability over time. Organic cotton farmers use no pesticides, which keeps both workers and plants healthier. Farming organic cotton emits 46% less carbon dioxide than regular cotton, and requires 91% less water.

The Maker

Our partner is a small, family-run operation devoted to maintaining the integrity of the yarn they use. Wherever possible they prioritize the use of organic materials, and are committed to a high level of quality and craftsmanship. We collaborated with them closely on this project, testing and refining the construction several times to make the cotton more flexible in the washing machine.

The Designer

Our in-house, all-star design team works across Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Mumbai. Starting with the weave itself, they determine the collection material, technique, and mood. When designs are finalized, they collaborate with the supplier on an extensive sampling process, perfecting each style and hue before it goes to production.

  • When it's time for a deeper clean, machine wash your rug on delicate with 1 TBSP of gentle detergent. Line dry afterwards, and iron if you wish.
  • For sizes 6x9 and above, we recommend using a 60-lb washing machine—the large kind you find at a laundromat—rather than a home washing machine, which is usually 20-25 lbs. Line dry afterwards.
  • If your rug is heavily soiled, we suggest you dry clean it instead of wash.
  • As with most non-synthetic textiles, natural fiber and color softening will occur after washing. We prefer this lived-in look, but if it's not your thing, we recommend dry cleaning.
  • 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.

    Tapping - Blue Washable Rug

    Natural Fiber
    2.5' x 8'
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    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.

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

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