For those content with safeguarding their table from watermarks with a stray book or magazine, the Coaster Rug is not for you. Inspired by a cornucopia of exotic origins and designed with precision and detail, each one of these coaster rugs is a totally unique accoutrement to any condensation-prone beverage.
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Each rug is rich in context as well as detail. This Qashqa'i shekarlu rug was the kind that draped over Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic couch. You'd swear each one of these was the real thing, but miniaturized a là Honey, I Shrunk the Kids — that's the level of craftsmanship we're talking about here.
This Navajo weaving perfectly imitates New Mexican decor of the 1980s with these traditional geometric designs. Didn't your mom have this in her living room? Didn't everyone's mom have these in their living rooms? Totally stunning.
Also pulling from sources like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the decor of Colonial Williamsburg, there's something out there for everyone. Though, obviously, this zebra one is the best.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and his view on coasters has been forever changed.