The Laine rug by Sera Helsinki is part of the Saaristo collection designed by Anna Pirkola. Saaristo was inspired by the sea – ever-moving, ever-changing, yet always calming and comforting. Each rug is handcrafted from natural materials and therefore unique, just like every wave breaking on the shore.
The knotted pattern elevates the flatwoven base of the Laine rug, and the asymmetrical edge adds an original twist to the otherwise simple design. The Laine rug comes in several natural colour combinations. A completely knotted version of the rug is also available.
Laine and other Sera Helsinki rugs are handcrafted in Ethiopia using local, hand-wound sheep wool, which is also spun into yarn by hand. The yarn is not dyed or chemically treated, and the shade of the wool may thus naturally vary slightly from rug to rug. The surface of untreated sheep's wool contains the wool's own fat, lanolin, which naturally repels dirt, making wool rugs surprisingly easy to keep clean. Please note that the rugs’ size may also vary by a couple of centimetres, as the rugs are woven or knotted by hand, according to centuries-old traditions.