Jan Kath Bidjar Paddington in Green Teal Blue 6x9 Rug
The amazing sea green and teal silk of the Bidjar Paddington needs to be seen to be believed.
The Erased Heritage Collection from Jan Kath is an exploration of the passage of time and how it can interact with timeless design. Historically, every region or culture in the rug producing world developed distinct and particular styles of carpets, each with its own signature looks and qualities. From Anatolian Konyas, Egyptian Mamluks, and Persian Bidjars these designs have been brought back to life knot by knot by master weavers employing a novel yet ancient method for rug production. The designs of the rug have been recorded in chanting song vs a technical diagram, allowing the passion of the teams working on them latitude to shine as they faithfully reproduce iconic patterns in original colors. Incorporated into these timeless designs is an aging of sorts mimicking the erosion or erasure of the original rug imagery. While this may look like reductive, this design is actually achieved with the addition of a silk pile cut higher than the underlying traditional design. This allows for dramatic interplay of light and shadow as the patterns themselves become the muse for the pondering of the passage of time.
The Bidjar Paddington has taken a traditional Persian Bidjar floral pattern and erased it down to its strongest elements. The hand knotted, luxurious and dynamic silk, against a wool pile background that has been clipped down to the knots themselves. The resulting texture is a feast for the eyes of shimmery sea greens and teal tones with blue striations of silk shot throughout the higher pile against a dappled neutral background cut lower for an amazing effect. The copper wrapped edges are an homage to the fine rugs of antiquity that would occasionally feature threads wrapped in hammered gold and silver wire. This is accented by sparse inclusion of brass and rust tones knotted in higher pile silk.
This is just one example of the many wonderful rugs that we have in our showroom. Purchase through our site and have it shipped to you, or come see this or any of our other lovingly curated rugs and textiles in person in our 2037 NW Lovejoy Street showroom in NW Portland, Oregon.
- Measures: 6'1" x 8'11"
- Materials: Wool pile shorn low with raised silk highlights
- Designed in Bochum, Germany
- Hand-knotted in India
- Rug Number # 8728
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