Kust Area Rug

Dhs. 1,215 Dhs. 1,619

Colorful cacophony of hues and textures in the most delightfully abstract of ways, this rug has been giving us all the boho feels ever since we laid our eyes on it. Mesmerizing in its detail, its vibrant blues, peaches and corals serve just the right pop of color to transform any space into a dreamy sanctuary we are all after.

Handwoven entirely by hand, each rug takes 5-7 days to complete.

Rug pad recommended to better secure the rug in place.

Traditional kilim. Reimagined.

Designed and brought to life in Uttar Pradesh, India, this rug is handwoven by the weavers of Bhadohi cooperative, established with the goal of supporting and building up the artisan community back in 1996. Having started with a small team of 5-10 artisans, they have since grown into a huge family of talented craftsmen who continue to innovate while keeping true to the indigenous weaving techniques of the past.

Colloquially referred to as the “Carpet Belt” of India, Bhadohi (located in northern India) is known for crafting some of the most intricate and high quality hand-knotted carpets in the world. And this area rug is no exception.

Brilliantly modern in its design and handwoven using time-tested indigenous kilim weaving technique, each rug is crafted with the finest sheep wool and handwoven on a vertical, free standing loom. After preparing and dyeing the yarn and setting up the loom over a course of 3-4 weeks, each design is brought to life by 2 generational weavers, each working in tandem, picking up and tying their area of the design (creating thousands of tiny knots) and perfecting the weave with using the ‘panja’, a metallic claw-like tool used to beat and set the threads in the warp.

Material: 80% wool | 20% cotton

Dimensions: approx. 1.8m (w) x 2.7m (l)

Currently we deliver to addresses within the UAE only. 

All in stock items are shipped within 1-2 business days of your placing an order and are usually delivered within 2-3 days of being shipped. For addresses outside the city limits, our delivery partner will reach out to confirm delivery date.

If you live outside of the UAE and are interested in placing an order, please drop us a note on hello@storyofsource.com with your destination address and item you would like to order. We will consult with our delivery partners and update on the possibility, costs and timelines for overseas shipping within 1-2 days.

As all of our items are handcrafted using all-natural fibers and some plant-based dyes, we’ve put together a few words of advice how to best care for them so they brighten up your home for years to come.


Because these items are made with vintage textiles and may include leather accenting or hardware, we recommend that they are professionally dry cleaned when cleaning is required.


We recommend that cushions, rugs, throws and bed blankets from these collections are dry cleaned. This will ensure that colors retain their luster and fabric its shape. 


Gently wash cushions, bed blankets and throws from these collections by hand, in cool water. Wrap the tassels in rubber bands before washing, use mild soap and line dry to maintain the piece's original shape.


Due to its smooth, non-porous surface made of glass, enamel is bacteria inhibiting and easy to clean. Clean with lime juice and baking soda using the smooth side of the cleaning sponge or a soft brush. 


We recommend hand-washing these fabrics with mild soap. For tie & dye pieces, please wash them at 30°C and striped pieces at 40°C and lay flat to dry. Dry cleaning is recommended for kapok-filled cushion inserts.


Clean with a natural or mild cleanser (avoid harsh chemicals) and a soft cloth.


Vacuum regularly. Rotate every few months to even out wear, especially if the rug is located in a high traffic area. In case of a liquid spill, blot the spot using a white cloth to draw up the liquid; never rub a wet stain to prevent colors from bleeding. If further spot cleaning is required, entrust your rug to a professional dry cleaning service.


While in storage, do not place objects on top of the artwork. Keep handling to a minimum when during the hanging process and hold your print only from the sides.  Fine art papers can scratch easily, so be very careful to avoid scraping anything across the surface of the print.

For cleaning we recommend using a clean, white, dry, soft lint-free cloth to gently wipe off dust and/or dirt. Use a white non-colored cloth will allow you to see when dust has been collected.

It is recommended that you never display giclee prints in direct sunlight and avoid high temperatures and humidity as it can cause yellowing. 

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