These small “throw” rugs, called “tapis” are sold in the markets in the South of France. They are actually, so one vendor told me, made/woven in Portugal, then the fabric borders are sewn on in France. One big center for this is in the mountain towns of the Pyrenees.



From the first time I saw them, I coveted them in ALL COLORS!. And, conveniently, they serve as very good packing material in a suitcase!

At 18 euros (@ $25) for the small size, they are a reasonable purchase. The colors really DO last (no direct sun, please), they wash beautifully in cold water, and are a joy each morning.