Stylish and soft, the Charcoal Lahari Jute Runner is a natural floor covering in a simple woven design that will sit well with many home decor styles. This monochromatic floor runner will add warmth and texture to a hallway, entry, kitchen or laundry.
Designed to stand the test of time, this timeless jute floor runner has been handmade by fair trade artisans in a rural village community of Bangladesh.
The women first plait long strands of blonde jute, and then weave the plaits together with black cotton thread on wooden looms row by row, before stitching the ends using a needle and thread.
A genuine Fair Trade partnership ensures the women who weave our Lahari Floor Runners are paid fairly, provided with consistent work and safe working conditions, among a host of other benefits that are in keeping with the Ten Principles of Fair Trade.
For tips on how to clean and maintain our jute rugs, read our journal post 'How To Clean and Maintain Jute Rugs'.
And for inspiration on how to use jute mats and runners, take a look at 'Entryway Style Tips to Create a Warm Welcome'
- 300 x 80cm / 9ft 10in x 2ft 8in approx. 5mm thick.
- - Plaited jute fibres
- Each runner is handwoven on wooden looms and the ends are hand stitched.
- - Our rugs are crafted entirely by hand with natural jute and special care is required to maintain their beautiful appearance.
- We suggest regular vacuuming of both sides of your rug to keep it fresh and free of dirt build-up. Occasionally take your rug outside on a dry day and shake or beat it to dislodge deeper dirt particles that your vacuum may not extract.
- Avoid prolonged direct sunlight or heat as this will discolour the jute fibres.
- Blot water-based spills with kitchen paper or an absorbent cloth as soon as possible. Do not rub stains or spills from your rug as this may spread the stain and loosen the jute fibres. For oil-based or coloured spills, please consult a specialist rug cleaning professional.
- For safety purposes, we recommend that you use non-slip rubber or felt matting underneath this rug.
- You may choose a rug protection treatment prior to installing the rug in your space to prolong the life of your rug and minimise discolouration. We recommend MicroSeal, who are experienced in treating jute rugs and offer a DIY kit or a professional treatment service.