Gaia celebrates the romance of nature with floral, botanical shapes reinterpreted in a modern abstract pattern. The resulting carpet design is soft and sultry in look and in texture. Colours, while neutral, incorporate warmth and earthy undertones as these are key ingredients for coziness and comfort. There is a complexity in these tones that appear to transform under different light settings.
Handknotting is the most labour-intensive of all rugmaking processes. Working off a rug map, artisans tie individual knots to build up the rug’s design one row at a time. You can identify a handknotted rug by the individual, often uneven knots visible on the back of the rug, mirroring the pattern visible on the front.
Only one piece of this kind is created. Highly intricate, it is made by specially trained women weavers in their rural homes.
A 170x 240 cm rug can take between 5 to 12 months depending on the design complexity. The quality of a hand-knotted rug is determined by the number of knots per square inch (KSPI). A higher KPSI requires greater skill on the part of the weaver and results in a higher quality rug.
Material: 53% Wool and 47% Bamboo Silk
Pile Height: Medium, 6-8 mm
Durability: 20+ years
Bamboo silk is a cruelty-free natural material with a subtle lustre. Since the fibres are without chemical treatment, they are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, making bamboo silk a natural antibacterial and hypoallergenic textile.
STYLE & CARE TIPS
Place the Gaia Rug under or near a lighting source to enjoy the colour transitions during different lighting conditions. Botanical abstracts such as this rug can work in minimalistic and ornate settings.
This rug is a piece de resistance, a work of art for your floor. We recommend placing it in an area where most of the rug can be seen and appreciated, such as the living room or under a bed with legs.
Vacuum clean once a week. Choose the right vacuum accessories. Avoid using attachments with brushes or any abrasive surfaces.
Some shedding may occur, and will lessen over time.
Get professional cleaning done once a year to maintain your rug's beauty and style for years. You get 20% discount on Professional Rug Cleaning for your Living DNA rug. Just send us a message and we will facilitate the process.