Having information about what types of rugs are available and their features is key to finding your perfect rug. The rugs we’ve sourced with our partner Loom, will add warmth and texture to your office or your home and will complement both contemporary or traditional spaces.
With its own unique variations in grain and colour profile, each and every Pampa rug is an individual creation, handpicked from the indigenous community where it was designed and woven. The techniques used to make Pampa rugs are part of the fabric of Argentinian tradition, heritage and ancient knowledge.
Every rug is handmade from fibre to finished product using high-quality wool that is shorn, carded and spun by hand. Natural dyes extracted from plants, flowers, vegetables, insects, minerals and smoke are used to colour the fibres, occasionally with the aid of synthetic dyes. Using patterns and designs passed down through the generations and inspired by nature, Pampa rugs are woven on traditional looms in a process that can take more than six weeks. Once off the loom, Pampa rugs are finished by joining two woven panels with a central seam.
Oyyo is an independent design studio and producer of unique textile interior products. Oyyo was founded in autumn 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén. The studio works nomadically, exploring the convergence of cultures, design and fine craftsmanship. Oyyo’s carefully constructed collections integrate traditional techniques, sustainability, and reflect an innate passion for fibers.
The Berber or Beni Ouarain rug stem from the Berber tribes of the northeastern Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. These rugs feature a longer thick pile as the rugs have been traditionally used as bedding and floor coverings to keep warm in the cold mountain regions. These carpets are double-knotted by hand using undyed natural wool. Traditionally, Berber rugs feature heavy white or cream pile interspersed by black or brown geometric diamond patterns.
These rugs were woven by the Berber tribal women out of discarded scraps of material for their often modest households. Until recently these rugs were never on display or offered for sale but the interest in these rugs has grown as the contrast between the materials used and the beautiful designs and patterns is appreciated.
These are Persian and Turkish Rugs, dating from 1940-1970. They display the distressed patina and wear from their heritage and are one of a kind. The Vintage rugs are dyed in contemporary colours to bring them into the modern era.
Old Yarn Kilim
Old Yarn rugs and kilims have been hand woven from recycled yarn unraveled from vintage kilims. The yarn may be comprised of wool, goat hair, hemp, cotton or angora, and has a softness of colour and variation of tone that can only be achieved with age. This process is intricate and painstaking, but the end result is an exquisite, highly individual piece that will stand the test of time.
A Kilim is a flat woven rug without knots and therefore without pile. Different weaving techniques will produce slightly different styles. These Vintage kilims are sourced mainly from south west Turkey (but also Afghanistan, Pakistan and North Africa) are usually between 30 –60 years old. They will sometime show signs of character through wear and tear but are often in pristine condition. These blemishes are embraced as an indication of the life of the kilim. The patterns and colours vary and are indicative of the region or time in which they produced. They are usually natural colours and are often ochre based.