Ma Wovens

 

Welcome to Ma, we’re so glad you found us!

 

Hi, we’re Kelly and Liz, based out of Portland Oregon, and on a mission to build a thoughtful company that celebrates the ancient handcraft of weaving. We design innovative, handwoven goods to help us all live a more mindful lifestyle. 

Kelly Peyton (on the right) is the founder and CEO of Ma. The Ritual Rug was conceived by her during yoga teacher training in her favorite place, Mexico. While surrounded by beautiful handwoven goods, immersed in yogic philosophy, and finding herself slipping on her yoga mat, Kelly couldn’t get the idea of a woven yoga mat out of her mind! 
 
Upon arriving home, she bought a floor loom, sliced up her yoga mat, and got to work. After countless prototypes, and a trip to India to work hands on with master weavers, The Ritual Rug was born.

Why Handwoven?

The Ritual Rug is ethically handwoven in Northern India, the birthplace of yoga and home to generations of weavers. This ancient craft has withstood the test of time and is widely appreciated in our modern world for so many reasons! The beauty and texture of things made by hand is so pleasing to the senses- we respond deeply to this craft, and have for thousands of years. In addition, handwoven goods are super functional and made to last, allowing us to preserve our natural resources.

For thousands of years, yogis have practiced on handwoven rugs, but the modern practitioner desires more functionality from their yoga mat, like cushion, and tackiness. The handwoven process allows us to literally weave together the approaches of the past, with modernized technologies, creating a highly functional, but also incredibly beautiful piece on which to practice yoga and meditation.

Our weaving partners are GoodWeave International certified, and hand picked by Kelly due to our shared values and environmental compliance. 

  

 

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