The exquisite craftsmanship in these creations made in the heart of the South American Andes is born from time-honored hand spinning and flat loom weaving techniques. The finest and purest sheep wool colored with vegetable dyes and lead-free mineral pigments is used to create these soft yet sturdy and durable pieces that will bring quality of life, serenity and harmony to your home.
Wool is an excellent acoustic and thermal insulator, and in addition to being a sustainable material that is very easy to clean and care for, it is also safe as in the unfortunate event of catching fire, it will not burst into flames and will only smolder. The pigments used include UV filters and wool density of these rugs is 1.2 kg of wool x sqm.
When you buy this rug you become a significant member of a project spanning more than 15 years and involving more than 140 weavers and artisans in the north of Argentina, always respecting the ancestral knowledge and wisdom of local communities and their traditions in a fair trade environment. Elementos Argentinos is a Certified B Corporation, which means that we comply with the highest social, environmental, transparency and corporate responsibility standards.
Created in 2005, Elementos Argentinos is the leading hand-loomed rug company in Argentina with 2 stores in the City of Buenos Aires, online sales and our unique “Design your rug” tool. We have been honored with the Argentine Good Design Hallmark and the Export Award 2019, granted by the National Ministry of Production, in the Regional Economies category.
Sales within Argentina. Customers can pick up the purchased products at any of our stores, or request Elementos Argentinos to send them free of charge to their address, or to the nearest land transport terminal.
International Sales. For online sales, we offer free shipping to the Americas and Europe. For the rest of the world, the shipping cost has a flat rate of USD 75 per purchase.
International shipments are sent via Fedex or DHL. Free shipping or flat rate shipping do not include import fees, duties, and taxes that should be paid by the customer.
International Sales are processed using PayPal.
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If you’d like to pay with a bank wire or transfer please contact us at [email protected]
With your purchase you will receive full instructions on how to place, clean and maintain your rug in mint condition to enjoy it for many years to come.
Underlay. Always use a non-slip pad under handmade rugs. The non-slip pad is a mesh mat that is laid on the floor and simply placed underneath the rug without the need to stick it or sew it.
Vacuum your rug on a regular basis. It is very important for the vacuuming to be gentle and with no friction. Use the largest attachment tool on the vacuum hose and make sure that it doesn’t have any kind of brush.
Discoloration. Direct exposure to sunlight (or to any other intense light such as halogen bulbs) and/or extended periods of time can cause the textile to become discolored.
Stain removal. For detailed information about stain removal, we suggest to visit our Placing & Care section.
Dry clean only. If cleaning is necessary (over a period of time or as a result of stains), we suggest that you solely rely on rug specialists and dry cleaners experienced with and specialized in rugs.
Our rugs are entirely handmade and there may be slight variations in color, pattern details and measurements from piece to piece. All our rugs go through strict quality control processes before delivery to customers.