What is a Jute Rug?

What is a Jute Rug?

What is a Jute Rug?

With the growth in popularity in different styles of home decor and specifically different types of area rugs, we get asked a lot. What is a jute rug? 

Jute Rugs are essentially a vegetable fiber that is spun into coarse strands. Jute is sometimes also used to make burlap fabric. They are natural and often handwoven making for beautifully organic home decor pieces. 

Jute has been an integral part of East and also West Bengal and in the southwest of Bangladesh. The British began trading jute in the seventeenth century. Jute sandbags were used in World War 1 and sent them from Bengal by the millions. Since then it's been used in fishing, construction, art and also arms industries. What used to be done all by hand became possible bu machine with the use of special oils that made it processable. 

Jute rugs have become more popular in homes because of the historical testament of older days and because jute rugs are a safe alternative to other rugs that cause more damage to society and the environment. 

Here are some cool points on jute rugs.

  • Jute fibers are 100% bio-degradable and so they are environmentally friendly
  • Jute has low pesticide and fertilizer needs
  • It’s called the Golden Fiber because of its golden and silky shine 
  • Jute rugs are known to be less irritable to the skin than other materials

We at Home Sweet Abode we love our jute rugs and we know you will too. If you are looking for a round jute rug check out our beautiful feature and see why everyone’s hyped about Round Jute Rugs!

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