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Sisal Rope Rugs Kenya: Discover Four Beautiful Sisal Carpets for Your Living Spaces

We’re delighted to share our beautiful range of sisal rope rugs with you in this article.

They’re handmade right here in Kenya from natural sisal yarn sourced from the coast region.

Home decor rugs have varied uses, so we’ve created assorted designs for your walls and floors.

Top picks: 4 beautiful sisal rope rugs in Kenya for walls and floors

1. Tamasha sisal rope rug 

This sisal mat measures 150cm x 90cm and stands out for its compact size and catchy  design.

The best thing about it is its versatility which makes it ideal as a wall hanging or area rug.

2. Liyambo round sisal rope rug 

One of our initial products in this range, this sisal carpet with a diameter of 150cm, is the perfect floor carpet.

You can use it in the entryway or as an area rug in the living room, study, or bedside.

3. Liyambo oval sisal rope rug 

This sisal area rug has dimensions of 200cm x 100cm.

It’s suitable for your walkways, patio, or bedside. 

4. Mambo sisal rope rug

Here’s another of our Kenya sisal carpets, a mish-mash of the Tamasha and Liyambo Round.  

We recommend using it in your living room, dining area, or bedside.

Sisal in Kenya

Sisal is a natural vegetable fiber from the leaves of the Agave (Agave sisalana) plant and a valuable cash crop in several countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, China, and Brazil.

In Kenya, sisal ranks sixth as a significant export earner after tea, coffee, sugar, pyrethrum and cotton. 

Notably, the sisal growing and processing industry in Kenya began in 1914, with the establishment of the first sisal-producing firm in Thika. 

Today, we’re among local artisans and crafters identifying ways to incorporate it in handicrafts and home decor.

Why sisal rope rugs?

Over the past couple of years, sisal rugs have gained in popularity. 

Below we share some qualities that make them such outstanding home decor accessories.

First, our sisal rope rugs consist wholly of 100% natural, unprocessed sisal yarn, making them eco-friendly and ideal for people with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory sensitivities. Processing sisal from plant to thread uses minimal chemicals and energy. The end product also doesn’t release any toxic fumes or chemicals and is naturally resistant to moisture and insects.

Second, sisal fibre has a rustic coloring (creamy, tan, or beige hue) and texture that gives the final product a unique look ideal for any style of decor, from traditional to modern. Additionally, the yarn dyes easily; thus, you can color it to suit your decor color scheme.

Third, the tight weave and reinforcement make these sisal rope rugs extremely durable, resistant to wear and tear, and easy to clean. Each piece is made delicately by hand for 5 – 15 days, depending on the size and detailing.

Four, sisal rope rugs are more affordable than other types of floor carpets or wall hangings. Regardless of the size or detailing of your sisal rug, you can bet you’re getting a good deal.

Five, since they’re handmade and made of natural material, it’s easy to obtain them in different sizes or have them customized to your liking; this includes size, design, and color.

But for all its positives, sisal has some downsides too.

Since it’s super absorbent, it tends to stain easily (and permanently) if you don’t act fast enough. 

Unfortunately, you can’t soak, steam, or wet shampoo your sisal rug. Instead, there’s a specific way to care for and maintain your sisal rug if you want to enjoy it for a long time.

Another thing about sisal is the brittleness of the yarn, making it rough to the touch; hence not ideal if you want a soft and fuzzy rug.

    How to clean a sisal rope rug

    The BEST way to clean your sisal rug is by vacuuming (with a brush attached or strong suction) once or twice a week.

    While dust doesn’t collect on the surface, it tends to get lodged in the fibers.

    Daily cleaning would involve wiping the sisal rug with some mild detergent or soap, and a damp clean white cloth or mop.

    On occasion you can sprinkle it with water from a spray bottle to strengthen and firm up the sisal fibers.

    Immediately there’s a stain, act fast to spot clean the affected area. Work outwards, progressing inwards towards the stain.

    Then, blot the stain with a clean, dye-free paper towel or cloth till it clears off.

    With time some fibers will sprout on the surface which is part of the natural fiber’s characteristics. To be rid of them, cut off with scissors gently without pulling at them.

    But NEVER…

    • Steam clean, wet shampoo or soak your sisal rug. 
    • Rub when cleaning. Instead, wipe gently with a damp brush, cloth, or dry paper.
    • Place it in places prone to water saturation.

    How to clean a sisal rug: Remove stubborn stains

    1. Water and water based spills

    • Blot the stain immediately.
    • Then cover it with a thick layer of dry cleaning powder, cornflour, potato flour, or white vinegar overnight. 
    • Vacuum thoroughly the next day.

    2. Grease and oil spills

    • Spread an aerosol spot remover or turpentine on the stain. 
    • Leave it overnight, then vacuum thoroughly.

    3. Beer and wine spills

    • Apply some detergent, wood alcohol, or club soda to the stain.
    • After settling for an hour or so, wipe off gently with a clean, dye-free cloth.

    4. How to clean sisal rug pet stains

    • Spread half a tea cup of baking soda or white vinegar on the stain.
    • Give it a few minutes to settle, then sprinkle some warm water and scrub gently with a soft brush.
    • Then wipe off gently with a clean dye-free cloth and vacuum thoroughly.

    Remember to always keep in stock helpful cleaning agents and solutions at hand such as : white vinegar, cornflour, turpentine and clean white cloths.

    Sisal stains pretty quickly so preparedness and fast action are the best ways to maintain your sisal rug.

    How to clean a sisal rope rug: Simple tips to removing the stinky

    If there’s an unpleasant odor from your sisal rug, there’s a way to remedy that and have it smelling fresh again.

    The first immediate action is to let it out for fresh air and sunlight.

    If that’s not an option, sprinkle some baking soda on sisal rug surface or white vinegar and some water.

    Leave it for an hour then vacuum thoroughly. 

    Where can I buy a sisal carpet in Kenya? 

    Frequently asked questions

    1. What is cheaper, jute or sisal?

    Sisal is cheaper than jute in Kenya, although it has a smaller color range. There’s active sisal production in Kenya sufficient for export and domestic use.

    2. Are sisal rugs good for living room?

    Yes, they are. They have perfect coloring to suit any style, have rugged textures to withstand the vagaries of weather, and are durable enough to withstand high traffic.

    3. Where can I get sisal rugs in Kenya?

    At Lucidity Artisanals Shop, you’ll find assorted handmade sisal rope rugs for use as wall hangings or floor carpets.

    In Summary

    Sisal rope rugs are excellent home decor accessories.

    They’re affordable, hypoallergenic, durable, and versatile.

    If you want one, consider our beautiful range of sisal rope rugs for any of your living spaces.

    For inquiries, call us at 0721668660 or email:, and we’ll revert ASAP.

    This Post Has 2 Comments

    1. Daviddip

      Hi, I wanted to know your price.

      1. Njeri Murage

        Hello David, thanks for your inquiry.

        They go for about $70 each. We have round and oval.

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