Alaska Rug Company

Port Bailey, Alaska

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About AlaskaRugCompany

Sales 7,117
On Etsy since 2010

Smokers Turn Quitting Smoking into Fun Nautical Knot Houseware Company

Alaska Rug Company is owned and operated solely by owners; Robert and Anita Shane which own and reside at the Port Bailey Cannery, a 100 year old decommissioned cannery on the island of Kodiak. The Shane's live on-site year round, they started Alaska Rug Company in the winter 2010 when they both decided to quit smoking. In lieu of strangling one another while quitting they came up with a way to keep their hands busy and started playing with rope, finding designs and knots and began making rugs which led to much more. View everything at

Alaska Rug Company is an Eco-friendly company based out of Port Bailey, Alaska which is located on the NW side of Kodiak Island Archipelago.

Alaska Rug Company uses 100% Authentic Alaskan Fishing Line & Rope to make beautiful handwoven durable doormats, throw rugs, curtain tie backs, trivets, bowls, shapes, letters and so much more.

Alaska Rug Company is committed to re-purposing rope all over Alaska and up-cycling it into beautiful handwoven durable rugs, mats and other housewares rather than let it clog our landfills or end up all over the beaches.

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  • Anita & Robert Shane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Knot-ologist

    Living remote on Kodiak Island Alaska and after deciding to quit smoking cigarettes in 2010, needing to keep our hands busy we started weaving rope and now proud owners of Alaska Rug Company that carries many re-purposed nautical items.

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

I do state a size in each listing which is approximate and normally within 1 inch. Please contact me with questions or for a custom listing for the size you need.

Custom and personalized orders

If you see something you like, but it isn't the right size or color please contact us and we will quote you a price. When ordering custom signs and rope letters please proof your order to assure you get the proper name. We do not send email picture proofs unless they are requested.

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale pricing. Please contact us for our price line sheet.

Cleaning and Care

All recycled Alaskan ropes can be safely cleaned by hose or pressure washer. Avoid use of chemicals. Most of the rope is made from polypropylene, which is a type of plastic that will not stain, run, or bleed. These mats can be vacuumed as well or swept with a firm broom.
Jute & Manila Ropes are made from natural plant fibers so they are affected by the environment. The ropes will shrink in damp or wet conditions and loosen in dry. If left in constant dampness could cause mildew to form so dry quickly. Vacuuming is a great way to clean the ropes and if needed spot clean with mild soap and cold water-rinse well and dry naturally after reshaping flat


We cannot be held responsible f our knotted items are used for purposed for which they were not designed for or as we described. Please contact us with questions and we can advise if item is suitable for that need.


I like to re-purpose, reuse, recycle wherever I can but sometimes it is unavoidable. Maybe you can reuse what I send you. I try to use all recycled materials and paper bags for much of my packaging.
I do not include a receipt in packaging so if you need one please print it from Etsy or ask me and I will email you a copy.

How to hang Rope Letters

I get asked this question most often. We found the best way is to tap a few finish nails or small brads in each letter directly into wall. While others framed each letter then hung frames. Letters do not stand on there own. If you would prefer we can attach them to a piece of wood that you choose finish of. Please contact us for a quote if you want a custom size or sign made.