Jan Kath Polonaise Eastcote in Light Brown 8x10 Rug
The Polonaise Eastcote continues Jan Kath's homage to a romantic era of rugs and the estates they graced.
The Polonaise Collection from Jan Kath is a love letter to a series of rugs, that upon being first exhibited publicly in Europe in the 19th Century as true Baroque masterpieces once belonging to the Polish Royal Court, they were dubbed tapis Polonais or "Polish Carpets" by the French that rediscovered them. Believing them to be the handiwork of Polish craftspersons.
While more learned study has placed the origins more acutely in 16th and 17th Century Persian weaving centers in Isfahan, the name has remained. Known for bold, flashy color and elaborate designs that personify the Baroque period, the surviving examples have sadly been worn down to an almost canvas-like, threadbare appearance. Their silks, now faded to near pastels if they even remain, and the fine precious metal wrapped threads of gold and silver that once signified the opulence and pomp of the era have tarnished with age.
Jan Kath has sought to recreate these carpets, that must have been a positively scintillating display upon their arrival to the affluent and princely courts of Europe. From the coarser low cut wool pile, to the vivid selections of accent colors. Even down to copper wrapped selvedge edges, Jan Kath offers a glimpse into one of the most gilded eras in rug production.
The Polonaise Eastcote features a pile of alternating heights and interplay between materials. The low cut wool areas of mauve pinks and light brown only serve to show the grandeur of the higher colorful silk fields. As a further nod to the opulence of these grand dames of the rug world, luxurious bright orange fringe and copper wrapped selvedge hems grace this proud beauty.
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: 8'2" x 9'10"
- Materials: Wool with Silk Highlights and Raised Areas
- Designed in Bochum, Germany
- Hand-knotted in India
- Rug Number #8794
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