A thick hemp rug with a rough surface resembling a ploughed field. Pelto has long fringes at both ends.
Hemp is a fast growing plant that fits perfectly in crop rotation to increase soil fertility and crop yield. Hemp fibers are extremely strong and durable and tolerate well damp conditions making hemp a perfect material for rugs. We don't dye or bleach Pelto-hemp rugs, because using hemp's own natural color saves a lot of water in the production process. Hemp, like all new natural materials, have their own particular odour which gradually disappears after time and use.
ABOUT ANNO RUGS
All Anno rugs are woven in SA8000 or Sedex certified family-owned companies in India. We have designed and developed natural material rugs in close collaboration with our producers since 2007. Anno rugs are mainly made from natural materials or carefully chosen recycled fibres. As all of the Anno rugs are made by hand there might be some slight variation in size, max. +/-5cm. Every Anno rug is unique.
Undyed and unbleached hemp is an easy-to-care natural material, often needing only airing and light vacuuming. Small and fresh stains are easy to remove with a damp rag, but also gentle hand wash with lukewarm water is allowed. When hemp rug gets wet it will get slightly stiffer but will return back to normal as it dries. When drying the rug, avoid direct sunlight and let the rug dry in an airy place. For bigger sizes and heavier qualities we recommend professional rug cleaning. Please notice that all rugs that are made of natural materials will release some lint in the beginning. However, this will lessen after time and use. We recommend using an anti-slip rug underlay. Never use a rotating brush, such as a robot vacuum cleaner, when vacuuming the rug.