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Akshay Area Rug

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Soothing grey palette, dimensional pattern, soft under foot. If this sounds like the rug of your dreams, it’s because it totally is. Handwoven from 100% wool, this neutral rug adds a cozy layer to your space while packing quite the textured punch. Perfect for styling in a living area or bedroom, it begs for you to kick off your shoes and make yourself at home.

This rug is handwoven by master artisans in Panipat, India. From start-to-finish, each one takes up to five weeks to complete, all made in a fair trade environment.

We recommend using a rug pad to reduce wrinkles and slippage.

This beauty is also available as a flatweave runner.

NOTE: Due to the size of this item, returns for a refund require a $65 total fee. Returns for store credit are always free.

  • Available in 5'x8', 6'x9', 8'x10', 9'x12'

    Rug Thickness: 1'' Total- (1/8'' flatweave with a pile 7/8'' high)

  • 100% Wool

  • Shades of grey and ivory

  • India

  • 5 weeks

Weavers of Panipat

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76° 57' 48'' E
29° 23' 27'' N

Made with higher standards. We preserve artisan craft by paying wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.

All our rugs are made from the finest natural materials. Following these suggestions will ensure your rugs can be treasured for a lifetime.

Basic care:

Vacuum rugs lightly and avoid direct and prolonged sunlight exposure.

Treating stains:

If the stain was caused by liquid, act quickly to prevent from drying – use a clean, damp cloth to absorb.

When in doubt, professional cleaning is always going to be your best bet.

  • Always free shipping within the continental U.S.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    Easy returns within 30 days of delivery.

To view our full shipping & returns policy, click here.

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Shannon C.
United States United States

Rug doesn’t look like the picture

I love Citizenry but unfortunately this rug doesn’t look like the photos of it online and since there’s no store to go to, I relied on the photos for color selection. There’s no contrast between the grey and white squares snd the way it’s sewn is different. I’ll be returning or exchanging it.


The Citizenry

Hi Shannon, Thank you so much for your note and thoughtful feedback. It means the world! We’re sorry to hear the colors of the rug did not align with your expectations. Since this rug is handwoven and made with all natural sheep's wool, there is sometimes variation in the shades of grey. That said, we have rigorous quality standards so we will be sure to double check this latest batch to make sure it's consistent with online imagery. Thank you again for your feedback. It’s incredibly helpful to us as we continue to grow. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

Britt M.
United States United States


Love the color and texture. Bought this for son’s room and getting the runner downstairs for the hallway.

United States United States

Wanted to love it but returning

The rug looked beautiful online - unfortunately I’m in CA and couldn’t view in-person, which is probably a best practice with rugs generally. I can definitely see the craftsmanship involved in weaving the rug, but I ultimately decided to return because it wasn’t comfortable and the coloring wasn’t as pictured. The un-tufted part is really rough and prickly. I sat on the rug and could feel the fibers poking me through my clothes. The grey parts of the rug look like they are alternating diagonals of light and darker grey in the pictures online, but the rug I received was very monotone and didn’t have this variation. As other reviews have mentioned, the tufted part was also much closer to cream / yellow than white. Sad, I am returning.


The Citizenry

Hi Alicia, Thank you for your feedback- we're so thankful you took the time to share your experience with us and future customers. We’re so sorry to hear that this rug did not align with your expectations when it arrived. While, yes, color variations can occur due to the natural dyes used, we want you to love everything in your home. Especially when it comes to a room-maker like this rug. We understand our Client Experience Manager is currently working with you to make things right, and we trust you'll have a great experience. We'll be sure to refund the restocking fee, and would be happy to help you pick out another beauty to try in your space. Our team is committed to ensuring you have a wonderful experience, so please don't hesitate to let us know if there is something else we can help with. Thank you again for your feedback. Hopefully we’re able to prove our commitment to quality, excellence, and craftsmanship to you down the road. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

Keith M.
United States United States

Beautiful rug

This is a beautiful rug that makes our living room look so classy!

Nicole M.
United States United States

A textural delight

Sturdy, beautiful neutral rug! The natural wool tufts add a gorgeous textural component and feel great underfoot as well.

Pilar S.
United States United States

I love my rug!!

It’s gorgeous. Better in the room than online. It’s rich in texture and the colors are perfect.