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Handmade merino wool rugs from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan

The distinctive arts of Kyrgyzstan are celebrated through our rugs, pillows, slippers’ and more that are made with a technique which is an integral part of the traditional nomadic lifestyle of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz nomads used them to insulate and decorate their moveable homes and kept them warm in winter and cool in the summer. The complex process, handed down from generation to generation, creates beautiful and unique handiwork. The primary material comes from merino wool and is sheared from the sheep in the spring. Thereafter, it is washed, dried, dyed, and pressed into wool sheets.  Merino wool’s fine fibers are water-resistant and air-permeable, odor-resistant, antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic.

Handcrafted by Women Artisans

Our female artisans, who traditionally live in remote mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan, make our shyrdaks by hand.

Made in Kyrgyzstan

The shyrdak is an integral part of nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan as it is used to decorate and insulate portable homes known as yurts.

Made with Natural Dyes

The shyrdak rug were made with high-quality dyes from natural sources in mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan.

Custom Rugs

Our Shyrdak Rugs are custom made from thread color, felt color, and patterns

Care for your Shyrdak Rug

Shyrdaks will remain 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 spill 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.

We recommend periodic cleaning by a professional with experience in cleaning felt rugs.

40% Merino Wool

60% Wool

“Can’t decide if we should walk on it or hang it on the wall.
Thanks for the great rug!”