When we travel, we typically return home with tchotchkes and jet lag.
Amy and Brett Morris brought back a business: Morris Etc., importers of hand-woven Peruvian rugs.
The durable heirlooms are 100 percent wool, fully laundered, and woven tightly enough for use as throws. Each has a unique color and stripe combo, though magenta, tangerine, violet, and green are apparently big in the highlands. Most are five feet by five feet, but they also sell rectangular versions.
Because picking a favorite is impossible, they’ve launched a new styling service. Send in a swatch (paint sample, fabric, picture of a room), and Amy or Brett will comb through the stacks to find your three spiciest bets.
Pillows made from vintage Peruvian textiles, runners, and custom woven rugs are coming soon. While you wait, scoop the affordable decor at a trunk show this weekend in Brooklyn.
So no one else can pull your new rug out from under you.
Available online at morrisetc.com, $375-$420. Enter code DAILYCANDY at checkout for $25 off. Trunk show, Saturday, noon-4 p.m., 96 South Portland Avenue, between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue, apartment 4, Fort Greene. R.S.V.P. (required) to 347-227-7244 or email@example.com.
Photo: Joyce Lee / Courtesy of Morris Etc.