Get a little "catty" with the bold design of this stylish Wildcat rug! The perfect addition to any room, this rug will go well in modern and traditional spaces alike. Hand tufted from 100% wool, this hand crafted rug comes in your choice of a tiger or a leopard image.
Elegant and powerful, the tiger comes from the largest species of cat, and often feature prominently in mythology, film, and literature. This rug features the charming colors of a tiger: gold, brown, white and black.
Swift and graceful, the iconic leopard is known for its distinctive spotted coat, called rosettes as they resemble the shape of a rose. This rug features the charming colors of a leopard: gold, brown, tan and black.
Rug measures 2'2" L x 3'7" W, has a 3/4" pile and weighs 3 lbs. For indoor use only. Imported.
About Hand-Tufted Wool Rugs
Hand-tufted wool rugs require a high level of craftsmanship to accurately portray intricate designs. These rugs are created by pushing wool yarn through a backing, creating a looped 'tuft'. The tops of the looped tufts are sheared off to create the pile, or plush surface texture, of the rug. Although handmade, the tufting method creates a beautiful rug with an accurate design that is durable enough to use and enjoy daily.
Vacuum regularly. Use of a gentle carpet cleaner is recommended. The cleaning process should involve applying the cleaner with a soft-bristle brush, rinsing with water and extracting the liquid with a vacuum or extractor. The rug should then be air-dried. If in doubt, call a reputable rug cleaner. These are recommendations only.
About the Margie Rug Collection:
The Margie Rug Collection was developed to provide high-quality rugs at affordable prices. Each rug offers a timeless beauty that is meant to be shared for years to come. Margie is a second generation rug buyer and prides herself on bring you the most beautiful hand-tufted rugs in the world. Margie and her staff work directly with weavers to develop designs and add new twists to old favorites. This ensures that her offerings are among the most interesting and beautiful designs in the market. Margie and her husband Terry love being able to share their passion for beautiful rugs with their customer. The quality, beauty and affordability of Margie's rugs is unparalleled.
Please Note: Each rug is made by hand and is uniquely original. Minor variations in size and color may occur.
Whatever your style, there is no mistaking there are hundreds of different types of rugs from which to choose. It can be overwhelming, but try following these tips:
There are many elements that can cause damage to your rug. By protecting your rug from them, you can help keep it looking new, longer.
The first harmful element is the sun. Sun damage can appear in the form of fading or discoloration of your rug. To protect your rug against sun damage, you should place it in an area that doesn’t get much sunlight or use a window treatment to block the direct sun. Also remember how important it is to turn your rug once a year. This will ensure equal amounts of sun exposure over the life of your rug.
The second factor you should keep in mind is protecting your rug from water damage. Do not place potted plants directly on your rug. If you do, water can leak out of the pot and onto the rug. Moisture could potentially build there for weeks and ultimately weaken the foundation of your rug. Also, be mindful if it's in your entryway, dining or living areas. Rain droplets or spilled liquids should be dried immediately.
Lastly, you will want to protect your rug from your lovable pets. That’s right, cats and dogs can cause serious damage to rugs. Often times, dogs will use them as chew toys and cats will use them as claw-sharpening devices. Employ proper obedience methods in order to protect your rug from pet antics.
Process & Materials
The quality of a rug is often determined by two factors: process and materials. Handmade, natural material rugs may be more expensive than machine-made synthetic ones since hand-weaving is such a time-intensive process. While a hand-woven rug is considered quite luxurious, the machine-made rug process has been diligently perfected over the years. This is a good option to get the handmade look without the handmade price!
Materials used in rugs can also make a big impact on cost and quality. Wool is used in many countries, as it is a durable substance and seen as the most traditional material. Although this is the component of choice, less expensive synthetic materials are also common in the man-made marketplace today. The type of material used often varies by the country of origin. For example, Persian rugs usually incorporate soft wool, while silk is the material of choice for Chinese rugs.