Medium Wool Rug in Pericón Gradient 2
//A new one-of-a-kind naturally-dyed rug!//
This versatile 100% wool rug was first hand-woven in Momostenango using local wool, and then hand-dyed in a local plant dye bath (called pericón) at Lake Atitlán. We love working with this natural protein fiber and exploring natural dye variations with our partner dyers. This piece is rich in color; ranging from butter to marigold yellow with beautiful variations, like walking on sunshine!
Rugs in Momostenango are woven on large footlooms, which are managed per family as a source of income. Unfortunately, there are less and less weavers continuing this tradition in the town.
This medium wool rug is special in that both warp and weft are wool and the fibers have been felted together, which is done in the town by washing the rug in a natural hot spring. This felting makes the rug sturdier.
Sometimes there are grass and thistle pieces stuck to the fibers. This is an element of the handmade process - and part of the fun!
Machine-washable in a gentle cycle or wool cycle in cold water with gentle detergent. Line dry.
See our blog post for how to minimize washing wool rugs.
For best color protection, use in indirect sunlight as natural dyes will fade with direct sunlight exposure.
Width: 2.7 feet
Length: 6 feet
This item ships from Guatemala.
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