As part of the Africa Woolable Collection, this Lorena Canals Shuka Sandstone Woolable Area Rug was inspired by the Maasai, an ethnic group in Africa. This rectangular wool washable rug bears irregular lines in an extra short pile forming a checks pattern in natural colors on a Champagne and Sandstone base. The Lorena Canals Shuka Sandstone Woolable Area Rug's rounded uneven edges in visible canvas is finished with short fringes from the base and with the contrasted stitchlines in embroidery ending up as fringes.
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.
Construction: Hand Made
Each Lorena Canals rug is handmade in their private facility in India using traditional methods
Due to its handmade nature, each rug is unique and one of a kind
Pile: 100% Wool Base: Recycled Cotton
Each rug is hand-dyed using natural non-polluting dyes that follow an eco-friendly framework making it completely safe for our little ones as well as the environment
Natural dyes also keeps the rug light, soft and flexible
Being a trusted brand in the industry, this high quality wool rug is made to last a lifetime and can withstand rigorous play
This light-weight wool rug makes clean-up very easy. Simply give it a shake!
For larger messes, throw the entire rug into a domestic washing machine on gentle-cycle
Each rug comes with a cotton bag and a non-slip underlay
Brand: Lorena Canals
Sizes available: 5' 7" x 7' 10" and 6' 7" x 9' 10"
Pile: 100% Wool Base: Recycled Cotton
Colour: Sandstone, Champagne, Natural
Each Lorena Canals rug has the signature of the designer on the back, which certifies their quality and authenticity
Designed in Barcelona
Made in India
All Lorena Canals rugs comply with all quality and safety regulations for children including Certificate of Compliance (CPSIA), ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001
This rug is environmentally friendly and free from toxic dyes or contaminants
Location: Indoor & Outdoor use
Included: Cotton Bag and a Non-slip underlay
About the Brand
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.
Care Instructions for Woolables by Lorena Canals
When you first receive the rug, unpack the rug from its bag and lay flat. Allow the pile to condition at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, then brush or vacuum as normal to allow the pile to recover
Wool rugs will shed fibers when new and during use. This is not a defect but a characteristic of the natural wool fiber used
Trim with scissors any pulled or loose threads to prevent further damage
To prevent dust and crumbs from settling into the roots of the fiber, we recommend regular vacuuming using low-powered vacuum cleaner with high-pile setting
Clean spots and absorb liquid spills immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth. Avoid scrubbing
Do not use chemicals as they could damage or fade the colours of your rug
When rug is in need of a wash, check the label sewn onto the rug for recommended washing machine capacity for each rug
For this rug, we recommend a minimum capacity of 13 kg (5' 7" x 7' 10") and 17 kg (6' 7" x 9' 10")
Wash separately at 30 degrees using a gentle cycle for a maximum of 30 minutes. A neutral detergent can be used during the wash
Make sure to use a low spin cycle if the rug has braids or fringes
Do not bleach and softener
Do not leave the wet rug in the washer as colours may bleed and transfer
Tumble dry at low temperature
Do not dry clean
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight as it may result in colour fading
Never store the rug in an airtight plastic bag. Use the cotton bag that is included for storing
We recommend the use of the anti-slip underlay (included) to keep the rug in place
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