The hand-knotted wool shaggy rug, Shogi, is one of the three rug designs created in collaboration between Åsa Pärson and Anno. The collection was inspired by Åsa's passion for Japanese aesthetics, especially her visits to the Tofuku-Ji garden in Kyoto which has been her source for inspiration for a long time.
The fine, undyed wool makes the smooth and dense surface even softer.
Wool is naturally antistatic and dirt-resistant which makes it a perfect material for rugs. A wool rug does not absorb humidity so it feels warm and cozy even in chilly spaces.
Using undyed sheep wool as a material saves a lot of water in the production process. Please notice that natural white wool rug is never optical white, it is always slightly yellowish. Wool, as well as 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.
Wool is an easy-to-care natural material, often needing only airing and light vacuuming. Lanolin's waterproofing property helps removing fresh stains only with a damp cloth. Please note 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. Please also note that we do not recommend loop rugs for pet households as claws might damage the surface of the rug.