Green and Burgundy Kashmiri Chain Stitch Wool Rug (3x5)
Kashmiri Emeralds, Green and Burgundy Kashmiri Chain Stitch Wool Rug (3x5)
SajadCreated in wool chain stitch embroidery on a handwoven cotton background, this rug recalls ancient Mughal jewels. Sajad works in the tradition of Kashmir, contrasting blue and brown with burgundy and...$167.99
Red and Yellow Handwoven Wool Dhurrie Rug (4 x 6)
Scarlet Garden, Red and Yellow Handwoven Wool Dhurrie Rug (4 x 6)
Sonik SethiIntricate geometric motifs evoke flowers, meticulously woven by hand. From Sonik Sethi in India, this delightful wool dhurrie rug comes to life on a traditional loom to alternate the motifs with bands...
Handcrafted Chain Stitch Wool and Cotton Rug (2.5x4)
Diamond Sky, Handcrafted Chain Stitch Wool and Cotton Rug (2.5x4)
Syed Izaz HusseinIntricate motifs in peach, red and brown pose inside blue diamonds. Syed Izaz Hussein selects a royal blue background to craft an colorful Kashmiri-style chain-stitched rug. The motifs are drawn on a...$129.99
Handcrafted Geometric Wool Striped Area Rug (4x6.5)
Indian Splendor, Handcrafted Geometric Wool Striped Area Rug (4x6.5)
Sonik SethiIntricate patterns form a secret code of elegance, creating elaborate formations of exotic splendor. Similar to a dhurrie, this rug from Sonik Sethi is woven on a handloom from quality wool. The...
Wool dhurrie rug (4x6)
Tribal Sunshine, Wool dhurrie rug (4x6)
Sonik SethiAncient icons illuminate bold bands of grey, red and green, conjuring the ancestral design motifs of India. The intricate patterns are tightly woven by hand on a traditional loom. Sonik Sethi finishes...$159.99
Wool dhurrie rug (4x6)
Indian Roses, Wool dhurrie rug (4x6)
Sonik SethiThis beautiful dhurrie rug from Sonik Sethi is centered with geometric roses. The handwoven masterpiece takes its rich colors from herbal dyes, and each rug can take up to four or five days to finish.
Orange and Blue Handwoven Wool Dhurrie (4 x 6)
Kindred Constellations, Orange and Blue Handwoven Wool Dhurrie (4 x 6)
Sonik SethiWide bands of orange flow across a pale beige rug from Sonik Sethi. Illuminated by stylized stars, the wool dhurrie is woven by hand on a traditional loom. Blue, black and green come to life as...
Wool rug (4x6)
Geometric Revelation, Wool rug (4x6)
Sonik SethiWoven by hand of virgin wool, this accent rug by Sonik Sethi features ancient tribal motifs in blue, green and red on pale grey. The dhurrie reinterprets an ancient tradition, adapting tribal motifs...
Modern Floral Design India Chain Stitch Accent Rug (2 x 3)
Sunny Flowers, Modern Floral Design India Chain Stitch Accent Rug (2 x 3)
SajadCreated in wool chain stitch embroidery on a handwoven cotton background, this rug brings a modern feel to an age-old textile tradition. Sajad works in the tradition of Kashmir, depicting cheery blue...$79.99
Hand Woven Wool Multicolor Area Rug Indian Dhurrie (4x6)
Dancing Meadow, Hand Woven Wool Multicolor Area Rug Indian Dhurrie (4x6)
Sonik SethiThis dhurrie style rug casts a hypnotic spell with its dynamic patterns. From India's Sonik Sethi, the wool rug is woven on a traditional loom with a cotton warp in a vibrant palette of colors that...
Hand Woven Dhurrie Rug with Geometric Motifs
Mirzapur Beauty, Hand Woven Dhurrie Rug with Geometric Motifs
Sonik SethiOrderly diamonds and dazzling sun motifs align on bands of red, gray and navy blue. From Sonik Sethi, the rug is inspired by the beautiful town of Mirzapur. This traditional wool dhurrie is expertly...
Valley of Fire
Chain Stitched India Wool and Cotton Rug (4x6)
Valley of Fire, Chain Stitched India Wool and Cotton Rug (4x6)
Syed Izaz HusseinShades of red, peach,brown and blue create a complex geometry that evokes dancing flames. Syed Izaz Hussein crafts a dazzling Kashmiri-style chain-stitched rug to showcase an ancient art. The motifs...$309.99
Four Red Suns
Kashmiri Style Hand Chain Stitch Wool and Cotton Rug (4x6)
Four Red Suns, Kashmiri Style Hand Chain Stitch Wool and Cotton Rug (4x6)
Syed Izaz HusseinIntricate patterns recall tribal motifs depicting four crimson suns in the Kashmiri sky. Working in red, orange and green on blue, Syed Izaz Hussein crafts this Kashmiri-style chain-stitched rug. The...$309.99
Hand Loomed Cotton Area Rug with Diamonds 4x6 ft
Indian Diamonds, Hand Loomed Cotton Area Rug with Diamonds 4x6 ft
MahmoodColorful diamonds celebrate festive India in this lavish rug from Mahmood. In red, chocolate brown, green, blue, white, beige, and yellow, the cotton rug is woven on a traditional hand loom.$129.99
Blue Tile Palace
India Aari Rug Chain Stitched Wool on Cotton (4 x 6)
Blue Tile Palace, India Aari Rug Chain Stitched Wool on Cotton (4 x 6)
SajadInspired by tiles in a Mughal palace, Sajad creates a beautiful Kashmiri rug. The intricate patterns are drawn on a cotton backing, and embroidered by hand with soft woolen floss. The technique of...$259.99
India Green Chain Stitch Wool on Cotton Rug (4 x 6)
Hallowed Forest, India Green Chain Stitch Wool on Cotton Rug (4 x 6)
SajadInspired by forest motifs, Sajad creates a rug with classic Kashmiri appeal. The intricate patterns are drawn on a cotton backing, and embroidered by hand with soft woolen floss. The technique of...$259.99
Cotton dhurrie rug (4x6)
Morning Star, Cotton dhurrie rug (4x6)
MahmoodDancing in the pale sun of the morning sky, stars appear in coral, green and crimson. Mahmood creates the stylized motifs in hand-loomed cotton. This enchanting dhurrie rug will light up any setting.$149.99
1001 Summer Nights Rugs(17 items)
Welcome to the 1001 Summer Nights Rug Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
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 Review on 1001 Summer Nights Rugs
By Kathryn P.
This rug is gorgeous!
I love the rich colors and the design. The blues are much more striking than in the photo. It appears to be well constructed and I enjoy thinking of the person who so carefully made this rug. This is a carpet that probably would not withstand heavy traffic such as in an entry hall, but it is perfect for our guest bedroom.
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."