A number of the eco lodges are decked out with Jute rugs, and adorned in natural designs. Jute rug is made from the vegetable fiber from the Jute plant.
The material used is formed from the plant’s long, soft, and shiny thread. To make the rug, the yarn is hand-woven into a beautiful creation. Jute is also used to make burlap.
Pottery Barn has a great video showing how Jute is grown and the is made into rug.
Watch the video below “Hand-Made Jute Rugs: The Story of Our Flat Braid Rug | Pottery Barn”
Jute has historically grown naturally (in the wild). Little to no human care is needed for the Jute plant to flourish. In fact, Jute is feed by rain and do not need any fertilizer or pesticide. The plant grows in abundance in certain parts of India and Bangladesh in the warm and wet climate. India is the largest producer of Jute.
Jute rug is made from plants that are anywhere from 4 to 6 month old, and 12 feet tall. To prepare for the weaving process, the plant is soaked in water. The Jute stems and outer skin are used to make the Jute rug.
The potential for designing Jute rug is limitless. There are a variety of patterns, styles, and weaving techniques.
The finished product is a natural beautiful piece for any home or interior space. Jute rug is warm, has an earthy tone, and a texture that blends well with both casual and formal settings. Most importantly, Jute is durable and sustainable.
Jute is environmentally friendly and is recyclable. Tasting much like spinach, Jute creates for excellent dishes eaten in some cultures.
Jute is very affordable and is celebrated too for its strength. The fiber from the Jute plant has been used since ancient times. Jute is called the ‘golden fiber’ due to its golden luster.
Other designs made from Jute include window treatments and clothing.
Article by: Yuli Mian