Mexican Rugs(295 items)
Welcome to the Mexican Rug Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Rug pads are great because they prevent slippage, prolong wear, protect the floor underneath, and provide additional comfort and quiet. That being said, most of our rugs do not actually require a pad underneath. Many, like those from the Andes, crafted with sheep wool and cotton, are durable and sturdy enough to be placed directly on the floor. But for enhanced protection and longevity, a rug pad is always a welcome addition.
Area rugs are a design-friendly way to absorb sound and insulate a room. They are a wonderful way to reduce noise, as footsteps on a rug are more muted than on hardwood floors or tile, and they also dull ambient sounds. Additionally, they provide warmth and a general sense of well-being. Who doesnt love a good area rug!
Most area rugs are easy to maintain with a few simple steps. For small stains and spills, you can spot clean with warm, soapy water. Never rub the affected area, always blot! You should vacuum your rugs to remove dirt and debris. And to ensure that rugs wear evenly, it is recommended to place a pad beneath them, and rotate them regularly. As with most vibrant works of art, direct sunlight may dull the colors. For more substantive cleaning, it is recommended that you dry clean your area rug.
Were huge fans of eco-friendly everything! When it comes to area rugs, you can look for certain indicators that it is produced in a sustainable way that reduces our carbon footprint. Some artisans, like a handful of weavers from India, use recycled fabrics: cotton, rayon, and polyester. Others stress the use of natural dyes and ethically-sourced wool. (Wool is particularly celebrated for being recyclable, abundant, and naturally stain-resistant.)
Handmade, or footmade! Many of the weavers who produce area rugs use a pedal, or foot, loom. While they technically have the assistance of a machine--a treadle or handloom--its operation requires the dexterity, strength, coordination, and patience of the artisan. Additionally, most area rugs are finished by hand.
Traditional area rugs are mostly woven on looms. Treadle, or foot, looms make use of pedals to lift and lower the looms harness. This raises the threads of the warp, so that the weft can pass through the opening in the threads. This type of loom is common in the Andes, Central America, as well as Mexico, and traces back to Mayan weavers in the period after the Spanish arrived. Elsewhere, such as India, handlooms are still used. The designs are mapped out in advance, and it takes about four to five days to complete a dhurrie, or traditional Indian floor covering. While the work to craft each of these rugs may be labor intensive, the beauty of the finished product makes it well worth the wait.
While area rugs are handcrafted by artisans from all over the world, they share certain features in spite of their vastly different regions. From the Andes to Central America, Mexico to India, most artisans use some combination of sheep wool, cotton, and natural and industrial dyes. Some artisans, like those from India, may incorporate other materials, like jute, or recycled cotton, polyester, and rayon, into their works. Some of the Zapotec weavers in Mexico use dyes made from natural materials like walnut shell, cochineal, and flowers. With these materials, artisans create vibrant colors and authentic patterns, ideal for adding dimension and warmth to any home.
Featured Reviews on Mexican Rugs
Exactly as advertised
I waited quite awhile for this rug. It was well worth the wait!!! The rug was exactly as advertised. Workmanship was perfection. Love the pattern! Ive ordered other items from Novica in the past and will definitely order again. The service and product are consistently first rate. A pleasure to shop with them.
Nearly 15 years ago, I spent time in Oaxaca and visited Teotitlan del Valle, the village where most of these beautiful weavings are created (perhaps I even stopped by Albertos shop). I was unable to purchase a rug at that time, so it gives me much joy to have discovered Novica and to now have Albertos gorgeous rug warming my bedroom floor. Muchisimas gracias!
GREAT WALL HANGING
I bought this to hang on my brick fireplace . I framed it with a cherry wood frame and between the colors in the rug and the frame, it created a stunning display piece. The weaving is good quality.
Mario Chavez Handwoven Zapotec rugs and handbags
"One day I looked around and I could see we were surrounded by art, but people didn't value it enough and poverty was settling into our community."
In 2002, I began to export my handwoven designs with the your help. I always wanted to strengthen the Zapotec culture that I was born in.
Sending my work to foreign countries hadn't occurred to me but, today, it is a reality. With your guidance, I managed to... read more
Popular Mexican Rugs
Handcrafted Zapotec Red and Blue Area Rug (2x3.5), "Reflections"$99.99
Filled with the spirit of Oaxaca, this rug is inspired by the Sierra Madre embracing ancestral diamond motifs. Delfina Ruiz demonstrates Mexico's Zapotec artistry and her own weaving skills with this dramatic design. Created of virgin wool on a traditional handloom, the accent rug takes its vivid red, green, amber and navy blue from natural dyes. in Spanish.
Zapotec wool rug (2x3.5), "Warm Sierra"
Fiery sunbursts on warm brown wool illuminate the rugged Oaxaca sierra. Its bold color and meticulously woven motifs make this accent rug a focal point in any setting. Working in hand-loomed wool, the Ruiz Bazan Family creates an heirloom piece.
Titled "Sierra Zapoteca" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary as much as 5 cm (3.5 in).
Natural Dyes Zapotec Wool Rug (2x3.5), "My Land"$104.99
Guarded by loyal serpents, diamond stars shine with the glory of Zapotec artistry. Mexico's Ruiz Bazan Family crafts the runner rug, which is woven on a traditional loom. Bright orange and warm earth colors are obtained from natural dyes such as cochineal and walnut.
Handwoven Arrow Motif Zapotec Wool Rug from Mexico (1.5x3.5), "Traveling Arrows"$77.99
Traveling across a beige body, arrow motifs in espresso brown are displayed on this striking area rug from Mexico. Working in the style of Zapotec handicrafts, the artisans of the Ruiz Bazan Family hand-weave this rug of wool on a traditional loom. The subtle colors are derived from natural dyes.