This stunning black based numdha rug is handmade from sheep wool from Rajasthan combined with finer wool from Kashmir, then hand embroidered with flower and leaf motifs using a traditional wool crewel embroidery technique. Numdha rugs are felted, a technique which is hundreds of years old, felting is a process of rubbing layers of wool with water and soap. It takes one full day to complete just the felting process, the rugs are then hand embroidered with unique designs. These rugs are produced by artisans of Zanana Dastkari Production Markaz (ZDPM), one of our fair trade partners in India.
This product is best suited for wooden or similar floors. Not recommended for use on carpet. Colour may rub. Keep out of direct sunlight as may cause fading.
Dry clean only
Zanana Dastkari Production Markaz (ZDPM)
Traditional crewel embroidery skills are unique to the women of Kashmir, and the artisans of Zanana Dastkari Production Markaz (ZDPM) work together and adapt these skills to develop new products for the New Zealand market. The development of a successful handicraft enterprise preserves their cultural skills across generations and raises the economic status and independence of women.Read more
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