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A low pile of hand spun wool, Haouz region piece with sturdy goats wool edges and end tassels that have been lovingly restored. Hand woven Berber symbols showing diamonds and stars throughout in a pallet of deep rose and ochre.
Buying a vintage rug is an investment you want to carefully consider, and a purchase you may have been researching and thinking about for a while - so what ever we can do to help we're more than happy to.
Nouvelle Nomad rugs and textiles are authentic vintage finds, or crafted from vintage textiles. Due to their handwoven and unique nature - irregularities in shape and colour, and signs of wear and age must be expected, and are what add to their beauty, character and value.
Any questions you have about our treasures, their origins, where and how we source, or how to care for your new rug - please get in contact at any time.
Bridget sourcing our treasures in Marrakech - each piece selected for it's uniqueness and character
WASH AND REPAIRS
The sourcing and restoration process is a slow and skilful one. Our rugs are hand washed and repaired in Morocco before being shipped to our Australian showroom or their new homes around the world. Any restorations required are done by hand by skilled artisans in the traditional methods and with materials to best suit the treasure and its origins.
Our rugs being hand repaired in Marrakech
CARE FOR YOUR VINTAGE RUG
Rugs should be vacuumed regularly, and can be hung outside in the sunshine and fresh air to freshen them up and get rid of any loose dirt. We recommend only ever using mild soapy water to spot clean your carpet. Chemical cleaners and vintage textiles are definitely not friends - so keep cleaning simple and to the basics.
The delicate wool and natural dyes are colour fast but will fade over time in direct sunlight, and with usual wear and age. So please keep this in mind when choosing it's positioning in your home.
Hand dyed wool hanging in the dyers souk in Marrakech
If your rug is in need of a deeper clean - mobile carpet steam cleaning services are an inexpensive option (when done with no chemicals or detergents).
Otherwise contact a professional rug cleaning service in your area - there's plenty around. And many will pick up and deliver for you.
If you're in Melbourne we recommend the Melbourne Rug Wash
STUFFING YOUR CUSHION OF POUF
There's an article here for more info on this
CARPET UNDERLAY AND RUG PADS
If you're placing your rug on floor boards or a concrete surface you may want to consider a non slip rug pad for underneath your carpet.
We offer a custom sized rug pads cut to size, made from recycled and natural breathable materials. Just get in contact for pricing.
We do everything we can to accurately describe and show the condition, colours and texture of our rugs in our online photography - including shooting in natural light and from different angles to give you as close to in-real-life representation as possible.
Due to the vintage nature of our pieces - irregularities in shape, texture and colour, and signs of age and wear should be expected and not considered as faults. If however any of our workmanship (like zips or seams on our cushions) is found to be faulty - We offer repairs or returns depending on the fault.
We're always happy to answer all of your questions prior to your purchase to help you choose the right piece for your space - but understand that sometimes this doesn't always work out as imagined once you get your rug home. So if you receive your new treasure and it isn't quite right - that's OK.
Just get in contact within 48 hours of receiving your delivery to co-odinate the return of the items for an exchange or a full refund (Minus the cost of the shipping). Just make sure it is in original condition with no signs of new wear.
Returns are to be made to the Melbourne showroom at 357 Gore Street in Fitzroy either via registered post, courier, or in person. The cost of postage and ensuring the return makes it to us in one piece is the responsibility of the customer. We cannot be held responsible for any returns that go missing in transit.
Returns after 30 days will not be accepted.
POP UP AND SALE RETURNS
Sale and pop-up event purchases are final and cannot be exchanged or returned.
AUSTRALIAN BASED COLLECTION
For items located in Australia, 10% GST and standard shipping via registered Australia Post is included in the price of all items. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your order to give us time to properly package and send to you.
If you are located outside of Australia - the online price in $AUD includes shipping to where ever you are in the world via Australia Post for any rugs over $1500. It does NOT include import taxes and duties at your end - so you'll need to look into if they apply to you.
If you're located outside Australia please just get in touch so we can confirm if we deliver to your region.
Shipping day in Melbourne - we take time to prepare and package carefully so please allow up to 2 weeks for your delivery to arrive
MOROCCAN BASED COLLECTION
Our Marrakech based collection and any special orders and sourcing items are shipped direct from Morocco, and will have this mentioned in the product description if they are available online.
Shipping to anywhere in Australia, or any other region globally is included in the online price of the rug via DHL express - please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery to allow us the time to properly package and send, although most will arrive within 2 weeks.
Import duties may be payable at the receiving end depending on your country - so you'll need to look into if they apply to you.
Some countries it is not possible to ship to from Morocco. So please just get in touch and we can confirm this for you.
Shipping day in Marrakech - pots of mint tea while each rug is checked and rolled up ready for it's new home
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?
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