Orange Area Rugs(56 items)
Welcome to the Orange Area Rug Collection at NOVICA. Please enjoy discovering our unique orange area rugs below:
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Rug pads are great because they prevent slippage, prolong wear, protect the floor underneath, and provide additional comfort and quiet. That being said, most of our rugs do not actually require a pad underneath. Many, like those from the Andes, crafted with sheep wool and cotton, are durable and sturdy enough to be placed directly on the floor. But for enhanced protection and longevity, a rug pad is always a welcome addition.
Area rugs are a design-friendly way to absorb sound and insulate a room. They are a wonderful way to reduce noise, as footsteps on a rug are more muted than on hardwood floors or tile, and they also dull ambient sounds. Additionally, they provide warmth and a general sense of well-being. Who doesnt love a good area rug!
Most area rugs are easy to maintain with a few simple steps. For small stains and spills, you can spot clean with warm, soapy water. Never rub the affected area, always blot! You should vacuum your rugs to remove dirt and debris. And to ensure that rugs wear evenly, it is recommended to place a pad beneath them, and rotate them regularly. As with most vibrant works of art, direct sunlight may dull the colors. For more substantive cleaning, it is recommended that you dry clean your area rug.
Were huge fans of eco-friendly everything! When it comes to area rugs, you can look for certain indicators that it is produced in a sustainable way that reduces our carbon footprint. Some artisans, like a handful of weavers from India, use recycled fabrics: cotton, rayon, and polyester. Others stress the use of natural dyes and ethically-sourced wool. (Wool is particularly celebrated for being recyclable, abundant, and naturally stain-resistant.)
Handmade, or footmade! Many of the weavers who produce area rugs use a pedal, or foot, loom. While they technically have the assistance of a machine--a treadle or handloom--its operation requires the dexterity, strength, coordination, and patience of the artisan. Additionally, most area rugs are finished by hand.
Traditional area rugs are mostly woven on looms. Treadle, or foot, looms make use of pedals to lift and lower the looms harness. This raises the threads of the warp, so that the weft can pass through the opening in the threads. This type of loom is common in the Andes, Central America, as well as Mexico, and traces back to Mayan weavers in the period after the Spanish arrived. Elsewhere, such as India, handlooms are still used. The designs are mapped out in advance, and it takes about four to five days to complete a dhurrie, or traditional Indian floor covering. While the work to craft each of these rugs may be labor intensive, the beauty of the finished product makes it well worth the wait.
While area rugs are handcrafted by artisans from all over the world, they share certain features in spite of their vastly different regions. From the Andes to Central America, Mexico to India, most artisans use some combination of sheep wool, cotton, and natural and industrial dyes. Some artisans, like those from India, may incorporate other materials, like jute, or recycled cotton, polyester, and rayon, into their works. Some of the Zapotec weavers in Mexico use dyes made from natural materials like walnut shell, cochineal, and flowers. With these materials, artisans create vibrant colors and authentic patterns, ideal for adding dimension and warmth to any home.
Featured Reviews on Orange Area Rugs
Quietly opening the package, I felt astonished as this handwoven Zapotec rug was revealed. Its warm earthy beauty, the vividness of its colors (which are all naturally derived) -- the very feel of this little carpet in my hands -- what a gifted, sensitive artisan Irene Ruiz is! The photographs could not fully contain this. Her love for the earth and her culture, and the way she expresses that through her work, touch my heart. Thank you!
Love this artist
In the distant past I have purchased 2 of this artist pieces for myself. These items called rugs I used for clients in global, rustic, and masculine decor for table top pieces. This particular one most recent purchase in a frank Lloyd Wright decor on rustic oak table stunning!
Sonik Sethi Woven rugs and runners
"I worked for more than seven years with handicrafts until I realized that this was my cup of tea."
Popular Orange Area Rugs
Natural Dyes Zapotec Wool Rug (2x3.5), "My Land"$104.99
Guarded by loyal serpents, diamond stars shine with the glory of Zapotec artistry. Mexico's Ruiz Bazan Family crafts the runner rug, which is woven on a traditional loom. Bright orange and warm earth colors are obtained from natural dyes such as cochineal and walnut.
Cerulean Sunrise Hand Woven Wool Area Rug from Guatemala, "Sunrise Path"
Momosteco Weavers of Guatemala are a collective of indigenous workers who use their cooperative efforts in order to preserve the time-honored traditions of wool weaving that have been passed down through their families since the days of the Spanish Conquest. They proudly present this area rug, handwoven from wool through a process that takes between two and three weeks to complete. Inspired by their ancestors, the artisans add geometric motifs in sunrise against a cerulean body.
Authentic Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2.5x5), "Zapotec Games"$219.99
Rocking horses and kites, flutes and reed stars recall the toys once used by Zapotec children. Irene Ruiz is inspired by tradition for the design of this rug. Always favoring bright colors obtained from natural dyes, she weaves the orange wool rug on a traditional loom.