Shirdak has worked closely with carpet makers and rug artisans in many countries in Central Asia for many years. Our carpets and rugs are created by Fair Trade Co-Operatives.

We also have a select number of older wall hangings that we have sourced during our travels to the region. Our aim is to keep these ancient traditions alive by paying the expert craftswomen a fair price for their work.

Each felt rug has their own story to tell and their own culture to proudly display. We have a limited selection of these rugs available, and please keep in mind that they are uniquely made. Once sold, they are gone!

  • Kilim Flat Weaving

    795,00 (incl. btw)
    This beautiful flat weaving from Anatolia has a striking pattern in warm pastel colours. This rug is made out of wool. Size: 160cm x 225cm We at Shirdak firmly believe in fair trade partnerships. We work with women's co-operatives in this region of Turkey to ensure that these ancient techniques are kept alive and the artisans receive a fair payment for their work.
  • Kilim Marsh Arab Flat Weaving

    995,00 (incl. btw)
    This rare woolen tapestry from the Marsh Arabs is truly a work of art. The tapestry is woven out of woolen thread, and patterns have then been embroidered upon the thread. The whole makes for a highly decorative item. The Marsh Arabs, also known as the Ma'dan, inhabit the wetlands at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Southeastern Iraq. Their tapestries often depict human figures, and beautifully displayed animals and plants. All of the carpet weaving, embroidery, and related crafts are practiced solely by Ma’dan women except for the hand spinning of wools, which is done by both sexes. Initially hand woven blankets are purchased from the people in the nearby market towns. They use locally spun and dyed wools and traditionally weave the blankets on ground looms in seperate panels, before being purchased and then elaborately embroidered by young Ma’dan girls for their marriage beds and sometimes by mothers for their sons.
  • Shyrdak Felt Rug Blue-Grey

    295,00 (incl. btw)
    This shyrdak has a beautiful antique pattern in a subtle blue-and-grey colour combination. Size: 198 cm x 93 cm. The Shyrdak rug is traditionally made by the nomad tribes of Kyrgyzstan. Living in the remote mountainous regions of Central Asia, the nomads moved along with the seasons. Living in white felt yurts, these nomads decorated their floors and walls with shyrdak felt rugs. Their flock of sheep provided everything: wool for their clothes, house (the yurt is made of felt), beds and wall and floor coverings. The wool goes through many processes - washing, beating, rolling and dying - before it becomes felt fabric. Shyrdak rugs are made of many layers of contrasting felt. Cut using a template, the layers are then sewn together to create abstract repetitive patterns inspired by flora and fauna. With their incredibly warm and saturated colours these tribal nomad rugs fit perfectly into western interiors.
  • This shyrdak has a beautiful diamond pattern with a cool blue, white, brown and grey colour combination. This rug has a modern take on the traditional shyrdak rugs, combining geometrical shapes with traditional Kyrgyz patterns. Size: 286 cm x 175 cm. The Shyrdak rug is traditionally made by the nomad tribes of Kyrgyzstan. Living in the remote mountainous regions of Central Asia, the nomads moved along with the seasons. Living in white felt yurts, these nomads decorated their floors and walls with shyrdak felt rugs. Their flock of sheep provided everything: wool for their clothes, house (the yurt is made of felt), beds and wall and floor coverings. The wool goes through many processes - washing, beating, rolling and dying - before it becomes felt fabric. Shyrdak rugs are made of many layers of contrasting felt. Cut using a template, the layers are then sewn together to create abstract repetitive patterns inspired by flora and fauna. With their incredibly warm and saturated colours these tribal nomad rugs fit perfectly into western interiors.
  • Shyrdak Felt Rug Red-Brown

    150,00 (incl. btw)
    This shyrdak has a beautiful antique pattern in a subtle red-and-brown colour combination. Size: 130 cm x 67 cm. The Shyrdak rug is traditionally made by the nomad tribes of Kyrgyzstan. Living in the remote mountainous regions of Central Asia, the nomads moved along with the seasons. Living in white felt yurts, these nomads decorated their floors and walls with shyrdak felt rugs. Their flock of sheep provided everything: wool for their clothes, house (the yurt is made of felt), beds and wall and floor coverings. The wool goes through many processes - washing, beating, rolling and dying - before it becomes felt fabric. Shyrdak rugs are made of many layers of contrasting felt. Cut using a template, the layers are then sewn together to create abstract repetitive patterns inspired by flora and fauna. With their incredibly warm and saturated colours these tribal nomad rugs fit perfectly into western interiors.