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FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS
The ground is in bloom with Wool & Silk Rugs’ Wildflowers collection. Inspired by a field bursting with life, the range is available in two colourways: Spring, featured here, and Summer, which has a calming blue-grey palette. Floor_Story’s circular Tropical rug is a celebration of greenery, hand-knotted in wool and silk. Despite its spiky design, Thorn II from Noa Living’s Liana collection is made of soft, virgin wool. The hand-knotted rug is available in three colourways.
Land meets the sea in Warp & Weft’s Sisal W4 Sea Grass rug— the piece is handwoven in seagrass and raffia, a natural fibre made from raffia palm tree leaves. Jaipur Rug’s hand-knotted Hula rug is made entirely from jute, a natural fibre from the stalk of the giant, tropical Corchorus plant. Featured here is the Eucalyptus / Natural variation, but it is available in five colourways. Kirkit Rugs’ Purity collection is made of unbleached and undyed goat hair and hemp, all recycled from existing textiles. The Istanbul-based company also offers 100% hemp rugs. Other collections that reuse and recycle old textiles into new rugs include Harcourt Collection’s Harvest, Reza’s Sari Silk and Sahar’s Transition Remix, which are all entirely woven from vintage sari silk.
MAKE A SPLASH
Two rugs by Chilean designer Luz Mendez translate the colours of her homeland’s seas into woven form: Movimiento del agua, or ‘Water Movement’, is in this slideshow, while Marea Alta (‘High Tide’) was featured in COVER 54 (Spring 2019). Ocean by Knots Rugs is a hand-knotted circular rug inspired by the colours of the seas, with bespoke colourways available on request. Tania Johnson’s new Venezia collection pays homage to Venice’s water-stained architecture, but water is a long-standing spur to creativity for the designer. Her Water collection is based on her photographs of rain and ripples—Splash, available in five colourways, captures a moment of raindrops falling on a lake.