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Athena ATH-5006 Tan Charcoal Rug by Surya
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Athena ATH-5006 Tan Charcoal Rug by Surya

Item #:surya-athena-ath-5006
Our Price:$69.60
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Availability:Most items shipped factory direct and general shipping times for in stock merchandise is 3 to 5 business days. Items made to order or Custom orders may take longer depending on the type of customization required. If an item is back ordered with the manufacturer, you will be contacted via email as to new ETA of inventory.
Collection Description

The Surya Athena Collection consists of simple and elegant designs from transitional to contemporary.

Construction: Hand Tufted

Material: 100% New Zealand Wool

Pile Description : Plush Pile

Origin: India

Please Note: Call for availability. Colors may differ slightly from Website pictures, please note color description above.
Care:Vacuum regularly. Remove any grease spots with ordinary wool cleaning detergents. The frequency of cleaning varies according to the traffic the rug receives. Caked on dirt is difficult to remove, so you need to be careful to prevent this from happening. Professional Cleaner:You may have the cleaning done professionally, depending on your personal requirement and the state of the rug. Before getting professional help, make sure of certain things: * Be sure that the cleaner knows how to clean your particular type of rug. Cleaning a hand knotted or a hand-tufted rug is a lot different from cleaning wall-to-wall carpet! *Inspect the rug with the cleaner. Note existing stains and damage before it is cleaned. Get a signed receipt and guarantee for the work to be done.

*Image depicted on website is typically the 5x8 or 8x10 size. In some cases, designs can vary depending on size.

Please note that the images on our site may differ from how the rug will look in your home. Factors such as rug size, lighting, placement and construction of the rug may change the appearance slightly and should be considered and understood before buying

Please note: Any oversized items shipping to CANADA may incur a handling fee. We would contact you prior to shipping if a fee would apply.

For more than 30 years, the name Surya has been synonymous with high quality, innovation and luxury. Our Fall 2009 collections are no exception. Our designers have masterfully created some of the most cutting edge and versatile pieces to date. Encompassing their expert understanding of the latest trends in fashion and interior design, each product is a perfect combination of color, pattern and texture.

In 1976, in the small Northeastern village of Ugapur, India, Surya M. Tiwari was a man set apart from the crowd. Working as a teacher and local contractor in his rural village, he knew of greater places and dreamed of a greater purpose. Countless tales of Bombay, its modern technology and its luxurious accommodations, drew him to the bustling coastal city. So like many inquisitive people from Ugapur, he set out to discover what possibilities might await him in such a place. But Surya did not simply go to Bombay and marvel; he approached each new discovery as an opportunity for greatness. And so, when he came to the famed Taj Hotel, he did not just stand outside and admire its beauty and opulence; he boldly went inside. It was there, in the lobby of one of world’s most prestigious hotels that Surya Tiwari was introduced to the Federated Group.

The Federated Group, known today as Macy’s Inc., went to India in 1976 in order to acquire new products for their growing number of American retail stores. They were interested in local, hand-made goods and were inviting anyone who could manufacture and supply these items to inquire. Surya was inspired by this prospect, and so he spoke with the Federated Group representative who sent him to New Delhi to meet with prospective buyers. Surya spoke with the buyers and pitched his ideas. The Federated buyers were intrigued, and told Surya that they would travel to Ugapur in one week to tour his manufacturing facility and see his products. Surya left New Delhi with one week to return to his village, establish some type of production site, and fabricate an entire collection of merchandise. Renting a traditional wedding tent and purchasing ready-made goods from local craftsmen, Surya was able to convince the Federated buyers that his products were right for their market. A daring endeavor had placed Surya Tiwari on his journey to success.

Over the next several years Surya continued to supply his Federated clients with products through his company, aptly named Surya. His first collection of rugs consisted of simple hand-knotted pieces of one or two colors. His business was growing, but Surya felt he could do more. From 1976 to 1985 he made many trips to the United States to work directly with his clients so that he could achieve a better understanding of their businesses and how he could provide higher quality service to each of them. The retailers encouraged him to establish an office within the U.S. to provide them with the direct personal contact they were missing. Ordering containers of goods from India was satisfactory, but it was impossible for them to specify items or to guarantee the arrival of top-selling products. Surya realized that immediate personal contact and service was the very thing that was needed to take his company to the next level. And, even though there were less than 10 Indian based corporations operating outside of India at that time, he began the long and laborious process of establishing his company abroad.

In 1986 it was made official. Surya M. Tiwari was granted authority to operate his business from within the United States. He made himself and his company unique by becoming directly involved in the process of improving and growing his clients’ businesses. As his list of customers grew, so too did his product selections. Today, Surya is the only rug manufacturer who has also developed a comprehensive collection of coordinating accessories to complement their rugs. Surya’s accessories include a unique assortment of hand crafted pillows and throws, an exclusive compilation of signed and numbered fine art pieces, and a variety of table and floor lamps.

In order to reach a wider range of buyers, Surya began participating in trade shows and markets in 1990. He was not allowed to lease a showroom for the 1990 Atlanta Market, so instead he rented available space at the nearby Westin Hotel and began making many valuable new contacts. In April of 1994, Surya appointed his son Satya Tiwari president of the company’s U.S. division. Surya’s direct involvement with its clients has resulted in them being an industry leader with more than 3,000 individual accounts. Employing the world’s best designers, Surya is known for their innovative use of color and design. And, with over 5,000 individual products Surya continues to be a premier source for today’s designs. Surya Inc. remains a vertically integrated manufacturer and currently exhibits in Atlanta, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, and New York.

Here are some basic rug care info and tips to extend the life of your area rug.

1. Wool Rugs Will Shed.

a. Shedding within the first few months is typical on any wool area rug and is not uncommon to continue up to 1 year after installment. While the shedding may be annoying in the beginning, this is NOT a defect, but rather the natural way the loose woolen fibers work their way out of the area rug.

b. You can mitigate shedding by not using vacuums that have agitation bars. Vacuum the rug regularly but without the agitation bar marring the rugs pile, this will extract fibers in a more consistent even manner.

c. Hand Knotted rugs will shed less than Hand Tufted rugs.

2. Hand Hooked Rugs Will Snag.

a. If you purchase a hand hooked rug be aware that the loops in the constuction of the rug will occasionally "pull". This is remedied by simply cutting the snag at the pile to remove the snag.

b. You can help reduce the chances of snagging your rug by once again not using a vacuum with an agressive agitation bar. In addition, pets with longer nails are a frequent source of pulling of these loops from the pile.


Rugs in direct sunlight will fade out over time. Rotate your rug.

Creases in rugs should disappear in a week or two. Try reverse rolling.


Rugs recently removed from bag may have odor. This will dissipate in a week.


Loose fibers are common in hand made rugs.

Clip with scissors.

Vacuuming The most damaging effect on area rugs is vacuuming. Extra care must be taken when vacuuming your rug. High powered vacuums will pull threads out of the back of tugs and cause sprouts. These include the bagless Dyson and Oreck. If a vacuum can pick up a bowling ball imagine what it can do to a rug.

Solution: Use the handheld attachment to vacuum your rug.

Beater bar will pull fibers from the face of the rug or they can cause the face of your rug to fuzz

Solution: Turn the beater bar off on your vacuum, or if it can not be turned off have it on the highest setting. The serging on the edges of rugs are very sensitive.

Running the vacuum over the edges will cause the serging to deteriorate and fibers will come loose around the edges.

Solution: Carefully place your vacuum on the edge of the rug.

The fringes on the ends of rugs will be destroyed by all vacuums.

Solutions: Use the handheld attachment to clean fringes. Brooms and sweepers are a great, gentle way to clean your rug. Canister vacuums without beater bars are the most effective.

Spot Cleaning

If you spill on a rug, clean it immediately. Once the stain is set in it becomes more difficult to clean. Never rub a spill as it forces the spill deeper into the rug. Blot with a clean white cloth. On wool rugs, use lukewarm water or a wool cleaning liquid to remove any residual stain. On synthetic rugs, use Fantastic or 409 can be used to remove grease and stubborn stains. On natural fiber grass rugs, use lukewarm water to remove any residual stain. Always use clean water to remove any residual cleaner, and dry towels to absorb any remaining moisture.

Professional Cleaning

Always use a professional area rugs cleaning expert. Cleaning a handmade rug is a different than cleaning wall to wall carpet. Inspect the rug with the cleaner before it is cleaned. Get a signed receipt and guarantee of work before the work is done.

Synthetic Rug Care

With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain as much as possible. Scrape off any food or debris with a dull instrument. Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. Bloat area with dry towel. Fantastic and 409 can be used to remove grease and stubborn stains.

Wool Rug Care

With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain as much as possible. Scrape off any food or debris with a dull instrument. Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. With clean sponge and soap mix, gently remove remainder of stain. Avoid using excessive water. Bloat area with dry towel. Avoid excessive heat or agitation, We recommend using a professional rug cleaner on an annual basis. Wool rugs are more prone to bleeding and staining than their synthetic counterparts, thus requiring extra prompt and careful cleaning.

Outdoor Rug Care

With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain as much as possible. Scrape off any food or debris with a dull instrument. Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. With clean sponge and soap mix, remove remainder of stain. Allow area to dry. For all-over cleaning, spray with mixture of soap and water and rinse with a garden hose.

Natural Fiber Rugs

Natural fiber rugs have an inherent quality of having loose fibers and knots. Regularly vacuum the rug on a low-power setting. Vacuum the rug from different angles. If you see any loose threads on the face, they should be trimmed with a household scissors. Do not pull the threads on the face to avoid unraveling or damage to the rug. Spills should be blotted with a clean, undyed cloth to absorb as much of the spill as possible. Work from the outer edges of the spill towards the center. Gently blot small amounts. Do not saturate. If applying cleaning solvents, test on a small area first. For stubborn stains use a professional cleaning service that specializes in wool rugs. Do not dry clean. String cleaning chemicals may damage or fade the rug.

Shag Rugs

Spray extraction, with the use of wool approved products, will help in solving the cleaning issue. Shedding is a normal feature in a wool product and decreases over a period of time. Do not pull the yarn out as this may result in damage to the rug. Canister vacuums without a beater bar are most effective in cleaning shag rugs. Vacuums with beater bar and brushes, or those that are set too low may abrade the face of the rug.

*Disclaimer - These are basic suggestions on how to prolong the life of your rug. It is always wise to seek professional advise before attempting to clean or treat your area rug. cannot be held responsible for any mis-care or error in treatment made by you or anyone to your rug.