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Choose the different floor thickness for your needs:

Normal floor: This is the normal version of our Checkmate rug. Super fluffy, super soft and with about 3-4cm thickness. This is what people usually know from the typical Berber rugs.

Low floor for KID’S ROOMS, KITCHENS, BATHROOMS: Choose this special version of our Chekmate rug for kid’s rooms, kitchens and bathrooms! We have developed this exclusive lower knotting technique for spaces where you want to have the same comfort and coziness from our normal rugs but something that is easier to clean and able to absorb any moisture or dirt more directly. Check the picture with the penguin to see the difference in fluffiness.


Let’s bring some JOY into your home with your new favourite roommate: The Checkmate rug!

It is just what your house needs: a perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern design. Something that catches everyone’s eye but still features a simple pattern so that you will take pleasure in it for a long time. Each rug is designed by our Hand In Hand founder Cloudy Zakrocki in consideration of classic aesthetics and current trends. Our creamy Checkmate rugs feature the perfect off-white in combination with another soft color, making it possible for you to enjoy the checkerboard pattern without going all in – but still giving your space more character. They are simply as sweet as your favourite ice cream flavour.

This amazing Checkmate rug is made of 100% natural sheep’s wool which has been animal friendly sourced and naturally dyed. There are plenty of benefits when using this natural and raw material: it cleans your air so is perfect against allergies, it is extremely durable so you’ll have this rug forever, it resists staining and soiling, it is a natural insulator, it is locally grown, sustainable and fire-safe, which makes it great for every room of your house, even kitchens and children’s rooms. If you want to learn more about the fabric and its benefits for you, check our FAQ page. 

All Hand In Hand rugs are woven by hand (!) by artisans outside of Casablanca. The artisans are experts on this very traditional knotting technique (which some of you might know from the Beni Ourain rugs that were so popular some years ago) and craft each rug individually for you. What is most important to us: The artisans receive a fair salary for their work and child work is strictly forbidden. This is why we hand-selected the manufacturer we are working with, guaranteeing safe and ethical work environments as well as above-average fair pay.

The Checkmate Rug is definitely a one of a kind piece that will be your favourite new roommate, promised! For more information, please check our worth knowing FAQ section or send us an email.

Yours truly, Cloudy X 


Material: Animal friendly sourced and naturally dyed 100% sheep wool (check FAQ page for info on the health benefits of sheep wool for you)

Produced: By hand

Colour: White and Rosé

Sizing: As this product is made by hand and as the pattern needs to stay intact, a derivation of 10 centimetres might occur to your product. If you want a custom sizing, please contact us via email: info@handinhand.store

Shipping: Please allow 8 to 10 weeks within Europe for the item to arrive at your home. Your item is being delivered in recycled packaging and via climate neutral shipping. We are not responsible for additional custom fees that might occur in your area. For shipping outside of Europe and the US, please contact us via email: info@handinhand.store 

Returns: We really hope you are happy with your order and want you to regard this item as a new roommate of yours that brings joy and comfort to your home. As this item is only produced on demand and is made by hand (!) by a local artisan especially for you, it is a customized item that is non-returnable and non-refundable. 

Also, we truly believe we as a society need to rethink our common purchase-and-return behaviour. That being said: By purchasing this item you are supporting local artisans and help to keep their amazing craftsmanship alive. This is what Hand In Hand is about: Collaboration, craftsmanship, and support. Thank you for supporting our mission.

Low floor rugs:

Our special low floor rugs make it possible to provide the same comfort and coziness whilst being easier to clean and able to absorb any moisture or dirt more directly.

FOR KIDS: Compared to machine made rugs, our sheep's wool is a way better choice for your dearest, providing safety and health benefits for your children: it cleans the air in the room and is therefore perfect against allergies, and it is anti-inflammable. 

The lower floor is also perfect for every play date! Whether it's a race with bobby cars, a play session with tiny toys or a chilled time out for reading a book: Our low floor kid's rugs are the perfect companion for any circumstances – and on top spark joy and creativity for the youngest. Definitely the perfect ad-on to transform your kid's room into a special oasis.