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Larusi –

Jan 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Some beautiful Moroccan flat weave carpets from Larusi, also cited in the latest issue of The World Of Interiors. I love the simple elegance of these floor coverings.

Vanderhurd Studio –

Dec 4, 2007 | 4 Comments

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I’ve been poking around the web looking at dhurrie carpets this evening — more about that in my next post probably. But for now, this chevron stripe one by Vandehurd Studio is my favorite. The fresh sherbet colors just beg for bare feet and summer.

Cintamani –

Nov 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

Cintamani is an ancient – yet modern-looking – pattern that you still see popping up in contemporary fabrics and carpets. As described on the Met Museum website it’s of Buddhist origin and is composed of three balls (pearls) and wavy lines (waves or tiger stripes) and has become a symbol of good fortune. The entry for cintamani (also spelled chintamani) in Wikipedia attributes the symbol to Buddhist and Hindu origins, and relays more of the legend behind the design. Above, a contemporary carpet made by CB Parsua and a fragment of velvet dating to the 16th century held by the Met Museum.

Mizrahi Fine Arts, Vienna –

Nov 25, 2007 | 2 Comments

A few years ago I picked up a small brochure of works represented by Mizrahi Fine Arts, a tribal art gallery based in Vienna. (It must have been during my visit to the Tribal & Textile Arts show in New York in early 2005?) I’ve held onto it because the carpets pictured – described as “primitive goat hair textiles” made by Kurds in Eastern Anatolia – represent my version of a certain kind of carpet bliss. The simplicity of the design, the earthiness of the natural (goat hair) material, the stern and yet soothing combination of colors — it’s perfect.

Tai Ping Carpets

Nov 16, 2007 | Leave a Comment

I’ve had some beautiful fold-out brochures from Tai Ping Carpets languishing on my desk for months now so thought I should at least post a few of their designs. I love the extravagance of the colors here mixed with the linear structure of the patterns — very yin / yang I guess! According to a New York Times article from 1987 the company was founded in 1956 and has since made carpets for a legion of big-name locations including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (“Shopper’s World; Chinese Carpets Fit For A Prince”). The above images are all from their “Fret” collection

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