Raksha is one of our solid all-rounders, available in colors from sandy neutrals to mossy greens and deep-sea blues. That means you have a whole range of hues to choose from when layering up your look. With a chunky hand-knotted construction, each one showcases the subtle color gradations and natural luster of responsibly-sourced, artisan-dyed wool too. That gives Raksha a beautiful sense of movement and texture. If you think solid rugs come across as intense, think again. The innate tonal variation in this rug means it's anything but overbearing.
Each Raksha rug is made by hand by artisans in villages such as Manpura and Samrathpura, in the Jaipur region of India. This process takes around 85 days from start to finish, and like with all Enkay rugs, the weavers like Nirmala Devi and Santara work out of their homes as they bring these beautiful pieces to life. It’s the care and craft that goes into every rug that gives them a unique character a machine-made alternative just can’t match.
Raksha is the ideal pick if you’re looking for a rug that works equally well in low and high-traffic areas because it’s durable enough to stand up perfectly to the comings and goings of everyday life. That means it’s perfect for homes with kids and pets too – so you don’t need to choose between practicality and style. Natural wool is already a stain-resistant fiber, and Raksha’s knotted construction makes it doubly easy to keep clean with minimal effort.
If you’re sold on the virtues of this distinctive solid design, you may be wondering how to style it in your home. We think it looks particularly good in living rooms and dining rooms, where there’s potentially a few other features going on. The single hue means it can bring together different elements perfectly, helping to define a space. Try picking a contrasting color if you really want to make a statement, but it works just as well if you choose a tone of the dominant color to help it blend in. And if in doubt, remember a neutral pairs with anything, so the wheat, marigold and sand colorways are always an easy choice to work with.
That’s it for now on the endless possibilities of this versatile rug. Happy styling, and don’t forget to tag us on social media if you bring a Raksha into your home.