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Akshay Handwoven Area Rug

Easy 30 Day Returns. Unless noted as Final Sale.

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.

Unsure of what size rug you need? Visit our rug size and style guide for more information.

NOTE: This rug is a high-pile rug, with a 1" pile height. Be sure to measure for door clearance. 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', 10'x14'
    High-Pile Thickness: 1" total (1/8" flatweave with 7/8" pile). Be sure to measure for door clearance.

  • 100% Wool

  • Shades of grey and ivory

  • India

  • 5 weeks

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76° 57' 48'' E 

29° 23' 27'' N

Fair Trade. Guaranteed. 100% of our products are made with a process guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization.

Our rugs are handcrafted to last a lifetime, made using the highest quality natural fibers – no synthetic materials like viscose, rayon, or polyester are used.

Basic care:

Because each rug is handcrafted with only natural materials, it is normal to see loose fibers or shedding in the first six months. 

Vacuum lightly at least once a week using only low suction and no beater brush, as this may damage the rug. More frequent vacuuming will help prevent shedding.

Avoid placing rugs in prolonged direct sunlight as this can cause fading.

Rotate your rug every 3-6 months. This will help prevent excessive wear and fading in one area.

The use of a rug pad will keep your rug lying smooth and flat and will help prevent slippage.

Treating stains:

Blot spills immediately with a clean cloth - act quickly to prevent drying. Avoid harsh chemicals and household cleaners as they may damage or fade the rug. When in doubt, professional cleaning is always best.

  • Most in-stock items will ship via FedEx Ground in 7-10 business days unless otherwise noted.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply to returns within 30 days:
    $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)

    White glove delivery items are handled separately and have a 15% re-stocking fee.

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

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Jessica B.
United States United States

Neutral and textural

Neutral color, lots of texture - perfect for hanging out in a space right next to a busy and bright hall rug.

Jessie J.
United States United States

The Citizenry is FIVE DAMN STARS

This company is what every business model in America should aspire to be. I own a business and I’m literally trying to reorganize my own small business to be as honorable and respected as yours, while offering high quality, beautiful hand crafted products that support people that would otherwise not gain the exposure. I’m decorating my new house and whether my wallet can afford it or not, I’m buying all my HIGH VIBE stuff from the Citizenry. Thank you! Jessica

Christy W.
United States United States

Disappointed - Will Be Returning

I didn't realize that this was a flat weave rug. It is very thin and not cushy or plush at all. Might be fine with a bedroom, but not for a living room. The wool is a bit itchy. The cream textured areas are all laying one direction and doesn't give the texture I had hoped. Even with the use of a rug pad, the rug moves and gets wrinkled up. Additionally, because of the way it was shipped (folded up in squares instead of rolled like a rug would typically be), it has many deep wrinkles in the rug going the entire length and width of it. Customer service rep told me to lay heavy objects on the rug and eventually they would come out. But this is a big task for an 8x10 rug with deep fold marks all over it. I will likely be returning. For the price, I expected something much nicer.


The Citizenry

Hi Christy, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. The Akshay Rug is a dhurrie-style design handcrafted from 100% sheep's wool. This particular weave, designed to create durability for high-traffic spaces, does have a slightly rough texture. We want to be sure you're thrilled with your purchase, so please reach out if our team can help facilitate a return (100% free within 30 days for this design - no shipping or re-stocking fees!). We'd love to help you find a piece that's the perfect fit for your space. Best, - The Citizenry Team

Melissa H.
United States United States

Perfect Neutral rug full of texture

I purchased the Akshay Area Rug in the 9x12 size for my living room. It is beautiful! I love the varying tones of gray along with the texture it provides. I’ve already gotten so many comments from friends. Quality is beautiful! I look forward to enjoying this rug for years to come!

Cristy V.
United States United States

Lovely rug

Very nice rug, very happy with purchase. Agree with other reviewers that the rug does have a warmer creamy appearance in person as compared to the online photos, but I was prepared for this after reading the reviews. Good quality, simple packaging when it arrived (in a box vs large tube).

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This piece is delivered to your home by our premium White Glove Service. 

In-stock items are expected to be delivered within 4-6 weeks from your order. Delivery timelines for custom furniture may vary. Your dedicated two-person team will deliver this product to your door, unpack your item in the room of your choice, and remove all packaging materials upon your approval. Flat rate delivery fees start at $279. For more information, please review our FAQ section.

Please note that any white glove items will ship separately from the rest of your order. However, all white glove items within your order will be held to ship together. All deliveries and appointments are managed by our partner, Deliveright.