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Posted on November 16 2020

Common Threads rug by Jan Kath

Drawing inspiration from 18th and 19th century darning samplers, the Jan Kath company has designed a new line of rugs, transforming delicate patterns and techniques rooted in the past into large-scale modern masterpieces.

Common Threads collection at Christiane Millinger Handmade Rugs

The inspirational samplers, housed in the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, along with examples of the mending of curtains, tablecloths, and other domestic garments by young German, English, Belgian, and Swedish women, demonstrate deft craftmanship and charming whimsy in what originated as utilitarian repair techniques.

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Darning Sampler detail, Museum of International Folk Art

Sampler detail from The International Museum of Folk Art

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The resulting line of rugs stays true to the colorful patterns and motifs, translating them thoughtfully into intriguing pieces for the modern home.

 

Rug in The Queen's GambitAs seen in the marvelous new Netflix production, "The Queen's Gambit"

 

 

RICH AUTUMN COLORS

The raised silk pile on woven wool and hemp field creates a wonderful experience of color and texture, fully engaging your senses.
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We are thrilled to have these amazing pieces on display in our gallery, along with more from this award-winning German designer. Come in to experience or view online:
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