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The art of rug weaving dates back to prehistory and eventually occurred throughout the world. Continuing to the present day, weavers usually use the colors and patterns typical to their own particular community. Now the classic beauty of traditional handmade rug and textile patterns have been combined with the new, patented and high-tech Lextra fiber coating process to create the MouseRug mousepad that looks like a miniature rug.

MouseRugs are created by scanning real hand-woven rugs, digitizing and then outputting the art files used in the Lextra fiber coating process. In this way all the little irregularities and imperfections are reproduced to make the finished product look like a miniature version of a genuine hand made rug.

Besides being pretty, with brilliant color and rich texture, MouseRugs are practical. Over seven million little fibers work to keep lint and other foreign matter away from the working parts of the mouse. This rubber base material is permanently cast into the top layer instead of the more common process of using adhesive. Lextra surface of each MouseRug serves to:

  • create an incredibly comfortable and soft mousing surface,
  • work to continuously keep the mouse ball mechanism clean, and practically eliminate the need for maintenance.
  • help ground the mouse by drawing static electricity away.

Each rugs is approximately 7.125" x 10.25" (including fringe) and makes a lovely and functional gift that would be appreciated by anyone who spends part of their day in front of a computer.

FREUD  JADE FARS
A splendid Qashqa'i shekarlu rug covered the most famous piece of furniture in the world, Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic couch. The brilliantly colored rug was made by one of the nomadic tribes of the Qashqa'i confederacy in Persia in the nineteenth century. Freud's patients reclined on this rug recounting their memories, dreams and fantasies. The surrealism and magic of this oriental rug has been captured in this MouseRug adaptation. This MouseRug was inspired by a centuries-old Persian confederacy pictorial rug design from the Fars province. Rugs woven here during this period were made for the court and great nobles and were presented only on special occasions. Original rugs were made of high quality wool pile, and a multiple border in a pattern is a sign of later weavings.
$20.00
$20.00
TURKOMAN BOKHARA CONTEMPORARY JAIPUR
The Turkoman tribes of northern Afghanistan and Central Asia form a large family of related peoples: shepherds, horsemen and tent dwellers. Following traditions that changed little over the centuries, Turkoman women created trappings, bags and carpets, using wool from the Karakul sheep. The natural black, grey, brown and less common ivory setting off the richly dyed rusts and reds.

The original piece inspiring this mouse rug was once the front of a bag, but the back was removed to turn this into a conventional rug. Its rich deep burnt orange field contrasts well with the rich red highlights and the undyed blacks and grays used throughout.

Hand knotted in Northern India, this contemporary Jaipur rug shows how design themes introduced to the subcontinent by 16th century Mughal lords from Persia have survived for centuries and remain intact today. Though rugs are not native to predominantly Hindu India, the nation has become a world leader in producing superb, handmade rugs.
$20.00
$20.00
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