Vintage rug overdyed to create modern abstract patterns
On one of our recent sourcing missions, we discovered a new twist through the incredible work of Muhammed Türk, former winner of the Turkish Young Designers contest. Muhammed starts with vintage rugs of 50-60 years old, choosing wool or cotton yarns in beige shades for their ability to take colour. Applying an all-over dye, Muhammed then uses a further bleaching process to create another layer of modern abstract pattern. Combining wonderfully with the all-over dye and the feint remnants of the more rigid, original pattern beneath; the multi-layer effect adds a fresh new perspective that's a real knock-out.
Labour intensive and painstaking, hand-knotting is the most traditional way of making and creates rugs of exceptional quality and longevity. Perfect for fine work and intricate patterns, a hand-knotted rug really is the don. Our hand-knotted styles range in density from 60-knots per inch right up to 150-knots for incredibly fine, velvet-like softness.