White and grey karakul
'Ubuntu' is a Zulu and Xhosa term meaning 'humanity'. It is translated across many southern and eastern regions of Africa, but has the same meaning throughout - a collection of values and practices that Black people of Africa or of African origin view as making people authentic human beings. While the nuances of these values and practices vary across different ethnic groups, they all point to one thing – an authentic individual human being is part of a larger and more significant relational, communal, societal, environmental and spiritual world
Karakul rugs are soft, sturdy and reverisble - perfect for everyday living. Handspun and woven from the wool of the Karakul sheep, a common breed found in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. They are renowned for their ability to thrive and forage under extremely harsh living conditions.
These rugs have excellent weight and substance to them with a chunky, satisfying feel. Bringing warmth, depth and texture to any room - they are somewhat dense, springy and possess a very natural texture. Think raw and imperfectly perfect.
The ideal match for these natural rugs is wood flooring, concrete and natural floor coverings. The wool is bound by a very long fibre and is spun and woven to ensure a rug that will last a lifetime. A high natural coating of lanolin makes these rugs extremely durable, protects against staining, and also fire resistent.
Every rug is handwoven to order. Choose from our standard sizes in the dropdown menu, or contact the team if you'd like to source precisely what you need for your home or interior design project at any dimension up to a maximum of 4m x 6m
Standard sizes available:
- 1.7m x 2.4m
- 2m x 3m
- 2.5m x 3.5m
- 3m x 4m