Rated 5 out of 5Â by MelissaMA More beautiful in person! Quality of rugs vary...
This rug is so much more vibrant and beautiful in person! In the photo, only the blues seem to stand out but in person the purples really pop. I was on the fence about the rug, but once I got it, I fell in love with it. I love these crewel rugs (this is my 3rd) even though they vary dramatically in quality; I have deduced that this is because they are handmade and the quality depends on the expertise of the individual. So if you suspect that your rug is subpar, keep exchanging it until you get the quality you deserve.
If you are not familiar with this style of rug you should know that they are quite thin--it is seriously like a wool sweater sewn on to canvas. I don't mind this because the wool is very durable, but I did need to put down a thick rug pad. The crewel stitching is just gorgeous and it really is like a piece of art--it is difficult to walk on it at first. I have thought of hanging it like a tapestry, but I know that the wool is strong and naturally stain resistant.
March 3, 2014