By purchasing a Shyrdak, you are helping to provide fair market wages and sustainable employment to female artisans in Kyrgyzstan. In addition 5% off the cost of the rug is donated directly back to the artisans and their families to provides school supplies, medical care, and further supplement their incomes!
Translated from Kyrgyz ERKIN means freedom.
This handmade wool rug is from Kyrgyzstan. For this rug the makers used the same traditional felting techniques as with our other wool rugs, but incorporated cotton into the mix. The process fuses the cotton and wool fibers for a truly unique texture and look, letting the natural properties of each shine through in the finished product. Dimensions: 3'1" x 5'4" Thickness: ~0.5"
- Colors: cream on natural grey base.
- Upper layer: 100% cotton. Base layer: 100% wool.
Because our shyrdaks are handmade, yours may vary slightly from the ones pictured.
Shyrdaks are extremely durable, especially if they are properly cared for.
Ordinary dirt and debris may be removed by shaking the rug outdoors. Vacuum cleaning should be done on a low setting, but the brush attachment should not make contact with the rug itself.
If drinks are spilled or pet accidents occur on the carpet, absorb the liquid with a dry cloth first. Then, use warm soapy water to remove the stain. It works great to place a bowl under the rug where the spot occurred and rinse the soapy water through the rug with clean water into the bowl below.
Periodic cleaning by a professional with experience in cleaning felt rugs is recommended.