As part of the Africa Woolable Collection, this Lorena Canals Upendo Woolable Area Rug is a rectangular irregularly shaped wool rug with woven African symbols. On top of a soil brown and Vintage Nude mixed colored canvas base, the rug has a medium pile in mixed yarns, creating ombre areas in soft earthy shades of pink and rose. A line of woven African symbols crosses the rug, with the last symbol embroidered on the visible canvas at one of the edges. The rug is finished with uneven cut-edge borders and woolen braids in Quartz color at each corner.
The Africa Woolable Collection evolved from Lorena's recent journey to Africa where she was captivated by the wildlife and nature that roamed this part of the world. The irregular contours, uneven borders and bright earthy colour palette in this collection is a representation of total connectedness with the wilderness. This collection is her attempt to grasp the essence of the East African way of life, infused with primitive wisdom, spirituality and plain simplicity. This part of the continent is known for its exuberant nature, rich culture and incredibly talented artisans. Each piece in this Africa Woolable Collection is named in the Swahili language and takes inspiration from distinctive homeware, jewelry and beaded accessories made by these artisans. As with all of Lorena's designs, her hope is to bring people and nature closer together, and there is no better reference than the people of East Africa who are able to live a life in harmony alongside the wilderness.
Over the last 20 years, Lorena Canals has evolved to become one of the most well-known brands and creators of washable rugs at home. Lorena Canals revolutionized the rug industry when they first introduced their collection of washable cotton rugs to the world. It started with one simple question that perhaps a lot of us parents have asked: 'Why can't we wash our kids' rugs at home?’
Lorena Canals started her company to fill the void of modern day living making rugs that are 100% cotton and machine-washable. 20 years later, she is here to do it again with her latest collection of washable wool rugs, the first of its kind. Woolables are designed for home - everyday modern living - and are made of 100% wool.
Lorena Canals operates out of offices in Barcelona and New York. Their rugs are manufactured in two of their very own facilities in India where they have full control of the quality and best practices. Their designers work side by side with 120 artisans who take care of every detail in an elaborate handmade process. The brand prides itself on quality in every aspect of production, from the finest raw materials to socially responsible labour practices. Nowadays, Lorena Canals products are found worldwide in more than 2,500 points of sale, making its products available in more than 40 countries. Their offerings have expanded to include Home Decoration serving both children and grown-ups! A nursery funded by the SAKULA PROJECT now has 120 boys and girls attending and continues to grow year after year. You can read more about the Lorena Canals projects here.
Wool rugs have been much loved by consumers worldwide for centuries due to its many great qualities. Now, with the Woolables Washable Collection by Lorena Canals, it makes wool rugs an obvious choice in many regards.
From an eco-friendly perspective, wool is a renewable resource and is bio-degradable making it a great choice for “green” households. Wool rugs typically have superior strength and durability compared to synthetic fibres. The pile of a wool rug is very sturdy and insulating. It is also naturally fire retardant and self-extinguishing.
You might have heard of lanolin? It is a natural substance found in wool that coats its surface making it stain resistant. This coating helps stop dirt and stains from actually penetrating the wool. That is why spills on wool is very easy to clean. Finally, wool is a healthy choice when it comes to a rug. Wool is a natural material that is hygienic and non allergenic, it has no harmful gasses and deters the growth of bacteria and dust mites. For these reasons, we view wool as the best choice particularly for a baby’s nursery or kid’s bedroom.
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