Hand made rugs

The new uilas carpets are inspired by the unique character of Huila province, this is where the Rio Magdalena river and the Tatacoa desert meet. The diversity of Colombia, where all the Ames products are created, forms the basis for the choice of materials and manufacturing techniques. We combined the dry fibres of the fique plant with the lush softness of untreated new wool. Twisted yarns of both materials emphasise the natural radiation of the carpets and their unusual spectrum of colours and brilliance. The manual dexterity of the knotters and weavers is evident in the asymmetrical shapes that lend uilas a playful look. The broad ribs are accentuated by lines in strong colours that symbolise the fertile valley of the Rio Magdalena.