The Shield Rug
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!
Grey on White
This handmade wool rug is from Kyrgyzstan. The Shield's multi-layered design incorporates contrasting design elements into a harmonious composition, symbolizing the unity of natural forces. It can stand alone on the wall or floor as a statement piece, or complement a round coffee table.
- Dimensions: 6' diameter. Thickness: ~0.5".
- Colors: cream on natural grey base; white and brown edging; blue trim.
- Upper layer: 100% merino wool. 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.