This rug is beautiful. The hand-weave is a fine chindi (recycled cotton rags or cloth) that is then block-printed, by hand, to create a richly hued and subtle pattern. This textile manufacturer employs four hundred people of which over half are cottage workers. All employees receive ES insurance and are entitled to free family medical treatment, a retirement scheme and if necessary, interest free loans. The company also works closely with several international and well-known charities, including Oxfam, to help people in need. Artisans use traditional handiwork techniques to make their products including weaving, embroidery, kantha, cutwork, tie-dye, block and screen printing. Materials can include wool, cotton and seagrass as well as more unusual recycled materials such as sweet wrappers. The team consists of mainly young people who the company say are energetic and committed to a shared vision of the future. This particular rug is soft and light with a playful pompom detail that looks equally striking as a throw on the back of a sofa as it does adorning a wooden floor.
Why we love this product!
- Recycled (chindi)
- Block-printed by hand
- Works as a throw or a rug with a playful pompom detail
Dimensions: 120 x 180cm