Red Area Rugs(91 items)
NOVICA’s Red Area Rug Collection showcases handmade and handcrafted traditional and contemporary designs by global artisans. This colorful tactile collection of plain and patterned rugs includes a diverse range of fibers such as sisal, wool, silk and cotton in every shade of red.
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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 Red Area Rugs
I?m so pleased with this purchase! The quality workmanship and talent shines through. I am very proud and happy to have this beautiful rug in my home. Even more stunning than a photo can convey.
Did not match with my decor but it was beautiful. Nice tight weave. Ended up sending back cause did not work color wise but a great value
Nearly 15 years ago, I spent time in Oaxaca and visited Teotitlan del Valle, the village where most of these beautiful weavings are created (perhaps I even stopped by Albertos shop). I was unable to purchase a rug at that time, so it gives me much joy to have discovered Novica and to now have Albertos gorgeous rug warming my bedroom floor. Muchisimas gracias!
Alberto Ruiz Traditional handwoven Zapotec rugs and accessories
"I especially like diamond motifs, as they represent a kind of maguey coat of arms seen at Monte Albán. They exemplify my Zapotec heritage."
Popular Red Area Rugs
Handcrafted Zapotec Wool Accent Area Rug (2.5x5), "Red Mexican Chrysanthemum"$199.99
Irene Ruiz works in rich shades of crimson, evoking red chrysanthemums. She weaves virgin wool on the handloom with traditional Zapotec techniques, employing natural dyes derived from native plants.
Titled "Páramo granate" in Spanish.
Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug, "August Sun"$557.99
Splendidly woven by hand, this radiant rug conveys the warmth of the Mexican sun. Mario Chávez works in virgin wool to created intricate geometric motifs. Their symmetry and beauty are astonishing.
Titled "Estrella de la mañana" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 1 inch (3 cm).
Authentic Zapotec Handwoven Wool Rug with Floral Dyes 2x3, "Fire of Light"$119.99
Lighted candles and diamond stars glow with the legendary art of the Zapotec people. Irene Ruiz dyes the wool with cochineal, the skin of the pomegranate and flowers, among other natural sources, obtaining the intense colors of this rug. She weaves the rug on a traditional pedal loom.
Modern Artisan Crafted Zapotec Rug (2x3), "Teotitlan Dusk"$87.99
The entire palette of warm colors on this Zapotec rug comes from dye made from the cochineal, living off cacti. Shades include pink, orange, and brown. Irene Ruiz prepares the dyes for the wool prior to weaving the rug on a traditional loom.