There is a reason that, for centuries, skilled rug makers have used wool to weave their masterpieces. Soft yet strong, wool holds dye beautifully, and thanks to the naturally-occurring lanolin that coats the fibres, it's even somewhat stain- and water-resistant. All of these qualities make it an almost ideal material from which to make rugs. Even today, with a wide variety of excellent synthetic materials available, wool is still the preferred choice for area rugs that are bound to become treasured heirlooms. Wool rugs often require something of an investment, and while they are incredibly durable and stain-resistant, you'll likely want to opt for a performance rug for the playroom and a weather-resistant indoor/outdoor rug on the patio. A plush wool rug is, however, the perfect choice for adding warmth, colour and texture to your living room or bedroom.
The wool rugs in the Pottery Barn Canada collection are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and patterns. There are Persian-style options with intricate patterns in deeply saturated shades as well as contemporary styles with subtle tonal or geometric patterns. Wool rugs are uniquely suited to providing rich texture and a thick pile, so you'll also find lots of styles that are ideal for adding literal and visual warmth to your space. Read on for more about just a few of the wool rugs available at Pottery Barn Canada.
BADG Triumphant Hand Tufted Wool Rug - This Pottery Barn Canada exclusive is the result of a capsule collection that was co-branded with the Black Artists + Designers Guild, or BADG. Inspired by the heritage and history of West African arts and crafts, this 100% wool rug features a sophisticated pattern beautifully rendered in versatile, neutral shades.
Nolan Persian-Style Rug - Hand tufted of 100% wool, this yarn-dyed rug features an intricate botanical design of intertwining flowers and vines that is reminiscent of the 17th-century Persian carpets that inspired it. The Nolan is luster washed for mellow colour and a silky feel.
Aidy Hand Tufted Wool Rug - Available in blue and neutral, the Aidy features a tone-on-tone pattern that is both contemporary and classic, adding visual interest without overwhelming your space. The subtle repeating medallion design brings a calm and grounding energy to any room.
Gabrielle Handtufted Wool Rug - Skilled craftspeople use a special printing process to create the one-of-a-kind patterning that adorns the Gabrielle. Available in sky blue and indigo, this striking area rug is a masterful work of art inspired by treasured antique rugs. A luster wash gives this rug its mellow colouring and silky feel.