These cocooning “granny chic” rugs and cushions are woven, washed, and dried, with a handmade, rustic feel that we fell in love with straight away. They’re made in just one village in the entire Ukraine (a country of over 40m people) in the unspoilt countryside of the Carpathian Mountains where woollen rug weaving is a very old school craft ( and very hard work!) which has stood the test of time for one reason: they add an air of warmth and cozyness to any living space.
Weavers believe that these rugs are their unique invention and no one else in the world makes anything similar.
They are totally Vegan friendly - no need to harm sheep, just a gentle, much-needed haircut in the spring and the wool is normally thrown away. So the weavers buy the wool, wash it several times over 3 days in the mountain streams, dry and brush the wool, spin it the old fashioned way, then dye if needed, and only then is it woven with hands on a special wooden loom, usually passed from generation to generation.