Sven // 6'8" x 3'2"
This tribal beauty was hand knotted with wool pile and dyed with natural vegetable dyes. He’s a 1930’s Kurdish Bijar in the most unusual hues of dark red, sand, peach, and light blue grey. The stunning medallion and bird motif was handcrafted by talented artisans and made to last hundreds of years. Sven has a major repair so he has an irregular shape and doesn’t lay completely flat on one side. He also has a bit of dye migration (see pics). I thinks he’s beautiful despite his flaws. He’s definitely one of a kind and has so much vintage charm. The perfect statement piece for your boho bedroom or farmhouse kitchen.
81" x 38" (narrows to 37”)
Ships from Portland, OR.
Due to the vintage/antique nature of our rugs, there may be imperfections and signs of wear. This character is what I appreciate about a time worn rug and hope you will too. Colours may vary based on your screen or home lighting. I try to photograph each rug as accurately as possible in daylight, but please be aware that they will look different in low light. I’m always happy to send photos in lower lighting upon request.
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Our most cherished objects carry personal meaning and add unique character to our home. Part of this is due to their timeless quality, designed to last through the ages—the perfect model of sustainability. Buying vintage is one way to reduce your footprint, keep items out of landfills and engage in the cyclical economy. At Woven Kin, we source all of our products with an eye to craftsmanship and quality and focus on low-impact packaging and practices wherever possible.
Many modern day machine-made rugs contain plastics and off-gas toxic chemicals into our homes. These rugs are often difficult to clean and repair and frequently end up in landfills, taking thousands of years to break down. Vintage handmade rugs such as ours are made with wool, cotton, and natural dyes that are extremely durable, repairable, and are literally made to last lifetimes. When they finally reach the end of their lifecycle, these completely organic rugs will decompose in a relatively short time.
Vintage rugs are crafted to be durable and surprisingly easy to care for. With proper care your Woven Kin rug will last for many, many years to come.
Using a rug pad with your vintage rug will extend its life and provide extra traction and protection for your floors. We recommend an eco-friendly version made from recycled felt and natural rubber for maximum versatility & cushion or natural rubber for areas where extra cushion is not needed. We highly recommend the Contour Lock or Nature’s Grip options from our partner, Rug Pad USA.
We recommend vacuuming your rug regularly to keep dirt from getting embedded and damaging the fibres over time. For best results, vacuum front and back side of rug, from side to side, avoiding fringes.
For small spills, blot with a dry cloth immediately to remove as much of the mess as possible, then repeat with a damp cloth if necessary. Use water and mild detergent and/or white vinegar for tougher spots, blotting gently.
Rugs will need a deeper clean every few years or so. For smaller rugs, you can hand wash with a mild detergent and cold water (be sure to spot test first for colorfastness). Remove as much excess water as possible and lay flat in a warm, sunny spot to dry. It is important to rinse well to remove all soap and dry the rug thoroughly before using.
For larger rugs or tougher messes, it is best to take your rug to a professional who specializes in cleaning fine antique rugs. Never dry clean or steam clean your rug.