Fique is a Colombian fiber commonly used for rug and basket weaving. The fiber comes from the family of agave plants, and like hemp, it does not need any fertilizers or pesticides to grow. Making this fiber a natural organic fiber.
It is also a fiber that needs very little water to grow, making it a very resourceful fiber and a great sustainable option for natural fibers.
Our new area rug is hand woven by a family of artisans from the Santander region of Colombia.
Woven in a vertical loom, this rug is hand knotted for 3 weeks and the result is a perfectly crafted geometric modern rug for outdoor and indoor spaces.
DETAILS: 100% natural fique fiber
Dimensions: 50" x 68" / 125cm x 175cm
Handmade by artisan family from Colombia
*Please allow 3-5 days for this gorgeous item to be handmade before it ships to your home
About the maker:
Zuahaza means “my sister” in the Muisca language of the people who lived in the Cundiboyacense mountain region of Colombia. As a social enterprise, Zuahaza strives to embody collective sisterhood between women in Colombia. Following an era of intense conflict, which continues to shape and affect Colombia today, Zuahaza seeks to participate in the peacemaking efforts to reunite and heal our country. Zuahaza strives to connect women from across Colombia, and to create unique products that reflect our diversity, history and dreams as statements of the unity and peace to come from Colombia. This is what sisterhood means to us. We are a group of passionate artisans and designers crafting home textiles between our creative lab in Bogotá and our production studio in Charalá, Colombia. We are a team of women from diverse cultural backgrounds sharing one national territory, and one common mission: to preserve and revitalize our traditional crafts through collaborative design and knowledge exchange.