YELLOW HALFA RUG
The Artisans Solidaires Kasserine use skills passed down over generations and techniques endemic to western Tunisia to weave local halfa grass, also known as esparto, into minimalist area rugs. After dying the grass with natural colorants like turmeric, the craftswomen use a loom to flat-weave the fibers into a durable, attractive kilim rug that fits effortlessly into the contemporary home. Meet the artisan collective >
70% halfa, 30% wool
2′ x 3′
Flatweave kilim in turmeric yellow
Care: Clean regularly with a vacuum. Hand wash using water and soap. Do not wash in washing machine. Avoid direct and continuous exposure to sunlight. To remove loose ends, clip them with scissors. Do not pull loose ends.
Based in the Kasserine region of Tunisia along the Algerian border, this collective of mostly women artisans uses natural materials and ancestral techniques to create baskets, rugs and pottery imbued with local terroir. Their pieces are inspired by the patterns and shapes of the traditional Tunisian home updated for modern aesthetics.