"Why do these Mexican rugs specify "dry clean only"? (All of my oriental rugs, also made of wool and natural dyes, require specialized cold water washings.) Is it on account of the danger of shrinkage or of color bleeding? Something else? Could a rug that requires dry cleaning possibly be used in the kitchen where it would occasionally encounter grease, food stains, and soapy water?"
I'd recommend this to a friend with one reservation: The dominant color appears on my monitor as "fire engine red" which is what I wanted. The color is, instead, closer to a burgandy/wine. Fortunately, I had another place in the house where these colors work okay. I love Zapotec weavings; have watched artisans in Mexico looming these by hand, using natural dyes. If purchasing online in the future, I would speak to a representative and ask for color clarification before ordering. Note: If I had needed to return this rug, Overstock would have made it hassle-free, I'm sure, since they have been great about that in other instances....
ITEM#: 12045841This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
- Delightful wool Zapotec rug features a traditional design of bright earthtone colors
- Lovely area rug is certain to brighten any home decor
- Handcrafted rug is made of 100-percent virgin wool and dyed with natural dyes
- Dry clean only
- Crafted by the Ruiz Bazan family in Mexico
'Our family has been weaving Zapotec-style rugs for many generations. We purchase wool from a farmer nearby and dye it with natural dyes collected from native plants. We are all involved in every aspect of weaving. Not one of us has ever hesitated to become a rug weaver. We have all grown up watching our parents and grandparents weave, and because it is an enjoyable process, we have followed in our parents' footsteps as adults. Our children are learning in school that they have opportunities to try other types of work as well, but we would not be surprised if they eventually decide to become rug makers. Our rugs carry the lines and colors of our native land. In keeping with the Zapotec tradition of carefully selecting each family member's name, we actually baptize each of our rug designs as if the rugs were born and needed a name with which to be identified.'
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days of the order date.
Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide.
|Material||Natural Fiber, Wool|
|Rug Type||Indoor, Outdoor|
|Dimensions||2.6 ft. W x 4.8 ft. L|
|Country of Origin||Mexico|
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I'd recommend this to a friend with one reservation: The dominant color appears on my monitor as "fire engine red" which is what I wanted. The color is, instead, closer to a burgandy/wine. Fortunately, I had another place in the house where these colors work okay. I love Zapotec weavings; have watched artisans in Mexico looming these by hand, using natural dyes. If purchasing online in the future, I would speak to a representative and ask for color clarification before ordering. Note: If I had needed to return this rug, Overstock would have made it hassle-free, I'm sure, since they have been great about that in other instances.Read More
This is gorgeous! I hung it on a wall with hand woven baskets and it's a true statement piece! You'll love it.Read More
This rug is beautiful. We live on the East Coast, but my husband is from the West; our home is decorated Southwestern. We had a small party last night and everyone commented on the rug.Read More
Almost too pretty for my bedroom floor. My dogs love to lay on it and well, they can. It's for living and I gently vacuum so I can enjoy as well! I purposefully purchased this handmade rug by this family after reading about them and have decided NOVICA is where I like my merchandise to originate. These are beautifully hand wrought items. This rug is no exception and I feel good about supporting their efforts.Read More
Nice bright colored rug with a good quality. The rug is heavy in weight and has a tight weave. Requires the use of rug padding to keep it from slipping. We purchased two as small rugs for either side of the bed and have had no problems with them.Read More
I was very happy to see the rug was exactly as pictured. The colors are so vibrant they brighten an otherwise dark room. have gotten many compliments and the price was excellent compared to others I sawRead More
Questions & Answers
Thank you for your interest. I would think because of the possibility of color bleeding. And though you could use a rug that requires dry cleaning in the kitchen area, be prepared for the need of frequent cleaning of some kind. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
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