Lalita Hand-Knotted Area Rug
Inspired by the artful curves and lines of rock gardens, this area rug is designed to bring a sense of calm wherever it lands. Luxuriously soft and extra plush, this rug practically begs you to kick off your shoes and make yourself at home.
Each rug is knotted by hand and made using the finest New Zealand wool. All made start-to-finish in a fair trade workshop in Bhadohi, India.
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. Returns of rugs not delivered via white-glove will incur a $65 refund fee, due to the size of the item. Returns for store credit are always free, except for rugs delivered via white glove which will have a restocking fee of 15% applied.
Available in 5’x8’, 6’x9’, 8’x10’, 9’x12’, 10'x14'
High-Pile Thickness: 1’’ total (1/4” flatweave with 3/4’’ pile). Be sure to measure for door clearance.
100% New Zealand Wool
Weavers of Raya
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25° 23' 29'' N
82° 34' 03'' E
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.
Because each rug is handcrafted with only natural materials and hand-trimmed to the desired pile height, 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.
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
$65 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.
Ecru color is more yellow and there are creases standard
Rug is plush and soft but the color does not match the images on the website. It is much more yellow in tint than cream/beige
Classy and Soft
Reminiscent of the structural beauty of a Japanese rock garden, but soft as a cloud, it’s both beautiful to look at and to walk on.
Exactly what we were looking for!
The rug is soft yet dense and looked exactly like pictured on the website!
Nice rug but stinks
I don’t think you want my feedback. The delivery time was ridiculous and every time I emailed I got a rude email back. The rug is beautiful but it stinks and I have a company trying to get the smell out
Hi Mary Elizabeth, Thank you for your candid feedback ~ we are so sorry to have left you underwhelmed with the delivery timeline and smell of our Lalita Wool Area Rug. Please reach out to our team any time we can help. Have you tried a bit of fresh air and sun to help air out any lingering smells? If you're still searching for a resolution, we're happy to connect with our artisan partners directly for some suggestions. Again, we appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Sincerely, ~The Citizenry Team
Terrible folded creases and smell
I’ve been dealing with this rug for one week now since delivery. We were so excited to FINALLY get the rug but it came really damaged and with a horrible smell. Who folds a $4k rug? I’ve just spent the last one hour trying to remove creases using an iron and a towel as directed by the Citizenry support. No difference. Considering a return after a very disappointing product.
Hi Brian, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. Your feedback and willingness to share this - allows us to continue to grow and improve. Many of our rugs are shipped folded to optimize shipping costs and sustainability for our Artisans. We are confident any creasing will relax as this is the typical experience but we are so sorry that this had an effect on your ability to enjoy your rug. We understand that a room-maker like this rug is an investment and I'm happy to see that our team is discussing solutions to help with this. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions along the way. We appreciate you and your continued support of our brand. Best, The Citizenry
The Citizenry's Lalita area rug is beautiful, soft, and comfortable. The color is more cream than ecru - blends well with most room colors. Ridges are not quite as easy on bare feet as a solid pile, but the appealing swirl pattern makes the somewhat uneven surface worth it. The size turned out to be too big for my bedroom. Tried the living room. Fits perfectly, looks great. Good to know that The Citizenry sources its rugs responsibly.
White Glove Service
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.