Friday, April 25, 2008

Etsy Finds of the Day: Modern Rugs

I'm continually amazed by the sheer breadth of handmade goods available on Etsy -- not just art and pottery and the like but, increasingly, major household items such as handcrafted furniture and even area rugs.

Let's take a look at some of the unique (and often eco-friendly) floor coverings currently on offer: At top is a 5-by-7-foot Grey Astrakhan Rug, made from six vintage sheepskin coats $2,500 from Ouno.

8-by-13-foot Felt Block Rug, available in a variety of custom-dyed colors, $1,875 from feeldesign.

4-by-5-foot Ramona Rug, made from hand-pieced New Zealand Merino sheepskin, $686 from Glacier Trading Co.

4-by-6-foot RAW Recycled Rug, made from carpet scraps discarded during the manufacturing process, $480 Union Eighteen.

5-by-7.5-foot Modern Pile Rug, made from hand-tufted 100-percent New Zealand wool, $449 from modernrugs.

5-by-8-foot Cafe Au Lait Recycled Rug, hand-sewn from strips cut from over 70 discarded t-shirts, $365 from TalkingSquid.

58-by-26-inch Green and Orange/Fuchsia Rug, hand-knit and hand-felted, $250 from Fafnir.

P.S. Speaking of Etsy Finds, I just wanted to point out the Etsy widget on the left-hand side of this page, which I update daily with five fresh Etsy finds. (If you use an RSS reader to stay up-to-date on your surfing, you'll have to click through to the blog to see it.)

4 comments:

therugseller said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of rugs. I really like the black and white patterned rug made from sheepskins

Krissy said...

that felt block rug is to die for :)

Anonymous said...

have you ever been to cococozy.com? there are some cool rugs featured there too.

lindsey kathlene said...

the modern pile rug is oh-so-gorgeous...but i lost the sense of buying from a specific person who made that specific good with their specific hands on it. that's too bad, but i guess i should have been warned by the really good price for such an intricate pattern. if it's too good to be true, it is, right?

 

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