Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab



  • Year: 2015
  • Material: Hand woven, 98% new wool, 2% silk
  • Dimensions: 180×240cm, 200×300cm, 300×400cm
  • Commission: Danskina
  • Production: Danskina
  • Category: Industrial production

In a palette of six colours typical of Nepalese yarns, this kilim rug has been hand woven from special Tibetan wool from Argali – a wild sheep breed that resides in the Himalayan mountains.
The yarns themselves have been handspun by local weavers, and their naturally faded colours and irregular character lend each rug a truly individual appeal.
Each rug incorporates several design details, including a hand-embroidered area with silk yarn – a reference to an old tradition of repairing the rugs. The fringes are braided, a practice that also refers to an old custom in Nepal – this for its decorative appeal.

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