the puyto rug

the puyto rug



This rug is woven in Peru on a back-strap loom. It is warp faced and double cloth, meaning the back of the textile shows the inverse of the pattern. It is hand-dyed with natural and synthetic dyes. 

All of our Peruvian rugs are two pieces sewn up the middle. Rugs are made this way because of their size. Textiles can only be made about the width of the body to fit on a back-strap loom, therefore larger textiles must be woven in two pieces. This is very common in traditional Peruvian textiles. 

There may be slight variation to the detail of the weaving and symmetry of the rug due to the handmade process. We believe this makes the weaving truly special, and we hope you do too. 


Dimensions: 52 1/2"W x 64"L

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