Handmade Rudra Woollen Loop Rug from Sukhi

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This is the season when we like to make the home feel cosier, which usually means bringing out the candles and sofa throws, swapping your summer curtains for heavier ones and layering up the sofa with faux fur and velvet cushions.  And who doesn’t love getting a new rug at this time of year, too?

In my home, we have exposed floorboards which can be a little draughty, so a rug is an ideal solution for a cold floor and if you choose a wool rug rather than one with synthetic fibres it will be much more insulating and warm underfoot.  Which is exactly why I’m thrilled to be sharing a bit about the gorgeous handmade woollen rugs available from a company called Sukhi.

sukhi-rudraSukhi (meaning ‘happy’ in Nepali) has an amazing range of wool and felt rugs that are completely handmade.  They offer a wide choice of colours, patterns and styles.  Their mission is to provide high quality handmade rugs direct from the person who crafted it.

Just recently, I was sent a lovely Rudra Woollen Loop rug to get a closer look and feel.  This thick, textured rug is soft to the touch, springy and hard-wearing.  Made from the highest quality New Zealand wool, on a cotton and wool backing, it is crafted by skilled artisans working by hand where the rugs take approximately four weeks to complete.

What I especially like about these rugs, apart from the gorgeous appearance and the fact they are a natural wool product, is that Sukhi ensures their artisans earn a fair living wage; which means they can live comfortably and send their children to school.  The workers receive on the job training and are very aware that they are valued, which gives a genuine sense of pride in their work.

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I’m really pleased with the rug we were sent and think it adds a lovely layer of texture, cosiness and interest to our living room – and I appreciate the time and effort that went into making our one-of-a-kind rug.

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If you would like to know more about Sukhi and the different types of rugs that are available you can visit the website and check out this fascinating video about their artisans in Nepal.

With thanks to Sukhi and the artisan who created the rug we received for this review.

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    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Yeah, exactly like little pom poms! x

  1. November 8, 2016 / 9:17 am

    I love my Sukhi rug. It’s so well made, I know it will last for years and years. Love the dark blue/grey shade you have picked. Works well with the colours of your room.

    • November 12, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Thank you so much Maxine for the love! :* Please so spread the word about Sukhi rug as a gift so that it can be ready by Christmas 🙂

    • Antonia
      Author
      November 14, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      Ah, I saw yours Maxine, very boho – it’s gorgeous (think your little dog is a fan too :D)

    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      Ahh, thanks Carole! x

  2. November 8, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Ooh that looks lovely. I’d like to step out of bed onto that in the morning. Little bobbles under foot!x

    • Antonia
      Author
      November 14, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Ooh, yeah – perfect beside the bed! Might have to try that too 😉 x

    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks Katy, it feels lovely under your toes! x

    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Ah, thanks Rachel. Yeah, very tactile and warm to the touch. That’s a lovely shade you’ve got your eye on 🙂 xx

  3. November 9, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    oh wow! How cute is this rug btw! Oh and I quite fancy the marble table and accessories to go with it – thanks 😉
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    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Ha ha, thanks Arianna 🙂

  4. November 9, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I love the story behind Sukhi and their rugs. You made a fab choice and your new rug looks brilliant.

    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      I love the back story, too, Stacey 🙂 Thank you!

  5. November 11, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Oh I love their rugs, beautiful textures but muted colour palettes too. Reminds me a little of the HAY pea rug I’ve been lusting after 🙂

    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Tiff – nice to know you are another fan! x

  6. November 12, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Dear Antonia,
    We are so excited when our artisans’ work is receiving the attention and get matched in an amazing home and family. Thank you for writing so nicely about our work and about the people behind the rug.
    Warm regards,
    Daniela from Sukhi

    • Antonia
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      November 14, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks for your kind words – it was my pleasure, Daniela! I am a fan of handmade products and woollen goods anyway, so this was a great opportunity to get to learn about Sukhi, the artisans behind the collections and to see and feel this one-of-a-kind piece 🙂

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