Earthtone Rugs(49 items)
Welcome to the Earthtone Rug Collection at NOVICA.
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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 Earthtone Rugs
Exactly as advertised
I waited quite awhile for this rug. It was well worth the wait!!! The rug was exactly as advertised. Workmanship was perfection. Love the pattern! Ive ordered other items from Novica in the past and will definitely order again. The service and product are consistently first rate. A pleasure to shop with them.
What a wonderful rug
This is a truly beautiful rug and the artists heart is evident in it. I am so pleased to have it in my home. I will come back for more rugs as I continue to redo rooms in my house. Thank you so much for your artistry.
Gorgeous Rug Evoking Memories of Oaxaca
This rug is amazing! The colors are very vibrant and the craftsmanship is top notch. I have been to Oaxaca many times, and Ms. Ruizs work is among the best I have seen. It looks fantastic in our home and gets many compliments.
Ruiz Bazan Family Zapotec wool rugs
The artistry of the Ruiz Bazan family has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, and in numerous magazines and newspapers in the United States and Europe.
Popular Earthtone Rugs
Zapotec wool rug (2x3.5), "Warm Sierra"$109.99
Fiery sunbursts on warm brown wool illuminate the rugged Oaxaca sierra. Its bold color and meticulously woven motifs make this accent rug a focal point in any setting. Working in hand-loomed wool, the Ruiz Bazan Family creates an heirloom piece.
Titled "Sierra Zapoteca" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary as much as 5 cm (3.5 in).
Zapotec wool rug (2.5x5), "Dainzu Earth"$279.99
Brilliant bands of warm earth hues show intricate motifs in orderly geometry. Flanked by a trio of rhomboids, the pattern exemplifies Zapotec artistry. The Ruiz Bazan Family draws on ancestral artistry, weaving an extraordinary rug on the handloom. The soft woolen threads are tinted using natural and artificial dyes. The Ruiz Bazan Family designs the rug in honor of Dainzu, an archeological zone in Oaxaca; the name means "hill of cactus" in the Zapotec language.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm) (1.9 in).
100% Wool Area Rug in Red Black and Tan with Diamonds (2x3), "Desert Diamonds"$149.99
Closeness to the earth inspires this Zapotec area rug's colors and design from Marco Bautista of Mexico. Woven by hand of 100% wool, earth tones including tan, black, and deep red form a large diamond pattern at the center of this design.
Handwoven 2.5x5 Striped Wool Zapotec Area Rug from Mexico, "Zapotec Stripes"$179.99
Magnificent earth tones that capture the beauty of the Mexican countryside are achieved with natural dyes to create stripes along this Zapotec area rug. Gregorio Ruiz of the Ruiz Bazan family designs the rug, which is woven by hand of wool on an artisanal loom. He adds geometric designs that accentuate the stripes for a home accent that brings the spirit of Oaxaca to your home. The rectangular rug is finished with fringes at each end.