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IBSKER Rug, handmade off-white,

Price £ 249

How to get it

Each rug is unique because it has been handwoven by skilled craftspeople with good working conditions and fair wages at organised weaving centres in India. Made from 100% wool.

Article Number003.483.26

Product details

Handwoven by skilled craftspeople, and therefore unique.

The wool is undyed and therefore has a natural white colour.

The rug is made of wool so it’s naturally soil-repellent and very durable.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Weight & measurements

Length: 240 cm

Width: 170 cm

Area: 4.08 m²

Reviews

Impossible to cleanVerified ReviewerHad the rug for 10 months now, in a low traffic area. Loved it for the first few months. Was always very careful to avoid spilling anything on it. Started to notice the texture became fuzzy/fluffy but suspect this was due to the hoovering - its very difficult to get small dirt out of it without using the hoover on a high setting, which probably made the texture issue worse. I accidentally spilt a small amount of soapy water on the rug which caused discolouration - attempted to clean in lots of different ways over the last few weeks but the stain has just got larger and darker, and it has started to smell. Will now be throwing away.2
It was only nice for a week before looking filthy and tattyVerified ReviewerI didn’t realise how impractical a woollen rug would be. Every single speck of dirt gets embedded into the fabric and the vacuum can’t get it out. I’ve spent countless hours on the floor picking bits out by hand. The woollen fibres also come loose and get dragged throughout my entire house. My vacuum anti hair wrap is constantly clogged with all the woollen fibres it’s picking up. I’ve had it about 6 months now and it looks like had it 6+ years. There’s strands of fibre that look matted all over the rug, similar to when you buy a cheap jumper and after a few wears it’s bobbled so much it looks really tatty. I loved the rug at first but regret it so much now and will have to buy another one. Avoid this rug like the plague unless it’s for a spare room that no one goes in!1
Lovely rug but horrendous to maintain!Verified ReviewerI love this rug however after a few weeks of having it I can’t wait to get rid. The wool rovings that it’s made from constantly unravel so the fluff is awful and it also looks 10 years old in less than a year of owning it. I could vacuum three times a day and it never ever looks clean. Would not recommend buying.2
Lovely rug but horrendous to maintain!Verified ReviewerI love this rug however after a few weeks of having it I can’t wait to get rid. The wool rovings that it’s made from constantly unravel so the fluff is awful and it also looks 10 years old in less than a year of owning it. I could vacuum three times a day and it never ever looks clean. Would not recommend buying.2
Lovely rug but horrendous to maintain!Verified ReviewerI love this rug however after a few weeks of having it I can’t wait to get rid. The wool rovings that it’s made from constantly unravel so the fluff is awful and it also looks 10 years old in less than a year of owning it. I could vacuum three times a day and it never ever looks clean. Would not recommend buying.2
The Smell!!!Verified ReviewerI wanted to love this rug, I’ve tried so hard but I can’t. It looks beautiful, it’s lovely to walk on but the stench coming off it is beyond! It’s been 4 weeks since I unravelled this wool delight and every morning I get slapped in the face by the smell of sheep by product. I come from the country, I know wool can have an unpalatable smell occasionally but it’s been weeks! I’ve tried everything, bicarbonate, sun light and I even resorted to febreeze - it anyone has any ideas as to save my nostrils please help! I’m very close to calling time on this rug. SO disappointed.2
My ideal rug!Verified ReviewerI’ve been looking for a rug like this for a while! The quality is brilliant and absolutely love the pattern! The price is great for what you pay for! Really nice size and is super easy to clean!5
Different and still cozyVerified ReviewerI fell in love with this rug in the store.Initially a little shocked at the price but then, when I realised it was handmade and had the little ‘plait’ design 1/3 of the way down, I realised I was allowed to be ‘in love’.It is unbelievably soft and squishy to the point that I will happily sit on the floor now when I have too many guests for my sofa!4
Love itVerified ReviewerLove it perfect for my hall5
All rugs should be made of woolVerified ReviewerThis rug is lovely. Neutral in colour but beautiful. Feels great to put your feet on. The rug doesn't stain from smaller spills, as I've found out from being quite clumsy.5
Beautiful rugVerified ReviewerLooks great in our living room and has been much admired. Beautiful texture and lovely and soft to walk on.5
Beautifully textured rug.Verified ReviewerA beautiful, thick, luxurious rug.5
Great valueVerified ReviewerLovely product but it does leave a lot of fluff4

SustainabilityPeople and planet

People and communities

Nurturing the tradition of handmade rugs

Rug weaving has a rich history with craftmanship that has been passed down through generations. This is kept alive, in part by the skilled men and women who make IKEA rugs at weaving centres approved by us. Here, we can secure the well-being of the artisans and their communities as well as the resources we use. So, when you buy one of our handmade rugs, you become owner of a unique piece, while also contributing to positive change for the people who make them.

IBSKER Rug, handmade off-white, 170x240 cm

Our take on wool

Wool is a natural, durable and renewable material. It is naturally stain resistant and flame retardant - and it is a great insulator. The many benefits make wool an attractive material choice in IKEA products like rugs, upholstered furniture and wadding in mattresses. There are also environmental benefits to consider. Wool has a smaller carbon footprint than many other textile fibres. This is partly because sheep can be raised on non-arable lands and rough terrains. Further, wool is biodegradable and takes relatively short time to break down. IKEA has a long-term direction to move away from virgin fossil based materials towards more natural and sustainable materials. Wool is a good example of a sustainable material when sourced from farms where sheep are treated with respect and the land they graze on is managed responsibly.

On the road to responsible sourcing

Upholding animal rights is important to IKEA, so when suppliers sign on to work with us, they must follow our requirements on animal welfare as stated in our code of conduct. Further, we are committed to transforming our conventional wool supply chain to 100% Responsibly Sourced Wool by the end of 2025. Meaning all our wool will come from farms certified from animal welfare and land management perspectives and be fully traceable to farm-level. IKEA has started to work with farms in New Zealand who are Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified. The RWS is an independent, voluntary standard, which means that companies and producers can choose to become certified. Certifications like this is one way of securing that sheep are treated with respect and also ensuring that best practices are used in regards to the management and protection of the land. With the competence gained in New Zealand - a well-structured country with long standing traditions of sheep farming, we can take our learnings to other wool producing countries.

Traceable from product to farm level

Being able to trace the wool used in our range back to its origin is key to ensure responsible sourcing and respectable animal welfare for the sheep. Within IKEA, we work to secure the chain of custody by using certified farms as our raw material suppliers. That way the wool we work with is traceable, from final product to the farms. Certified farms are audited annually by an independent certification body, ensuring that demands and standards are being met.

Pulling together for animal welfare

It takes time to build up the right strategic partners across the global supply chain to make an impactful difference. By committing to transforming all our wool to 100% responsibly sourced wool, and telling the process of our journey, we intend to demonstrate how this change can be achieved, raise awareness for responsible wool sourcing and increase the demand.

Material

What is wool?

Wool is a practical natural material that usually comes from sheep. The raw wool is washed and then spun into yarn. Wool rugs have many advantages. They're soft, warm and comfortable to walk on, and they're also very hardwearing. They're stain-resistant too, because wool has it own natural oil. This means that dirt stays on the surface and doesn't penetrate into the rug. All wool rugs shed - some more, some less - vacuum them regularly to prevent the loose fibres from scattering.

Function solution

Wave farewell to flying carpets

STOPP and STOPP FILT anti-slip rug underlays keep your rugs firmly in place, so no one slips on them. Cut the underlays to any size you need. STOPP FILT, which is 4 mm thick, also helps preserve hand-knotted rugs and makes all your rugs feel thicker and softer.