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This is a Millinger + Howells Rug Yastik 2.1



In a world full of beautiful objects, why design another rug collection? How can it be fresh and relevant? Those questions inspired THIS IS A MILLINGER + HOWELLS RUG, a series of 7 wool and silk pieces designed by architect Michael Howells, colorized by textile expert and collector Christiane Millinger, and hand-knotted by exceptional artisans in Nepal. 

Bold, blurred color-saturated designs spin off a central axis, suggesting otherworldly topographies and distant galaxies in each rug in the series. But the source for these images is much closer to home: a set of 5 antique Turkmen Tekke, Beshir, Luri, Yastik, and Qashqaii rugs from the 19th century, collected by Christiane Millinger

Rare Turkish Yastik from 18th century Anatolia. Yastik are small category of rugs that were used as seat covers or pillows. These small, decorative, yet utilitarian textiles were hand-knotted all over Turkey and the patterns reflect the various styles of Anatolian weavers.

All pieces in the This is a Millinger + Howells Rug Collection are now available to order, with our originals currently able to be viewed in our showroom located at 2037 NW Lovejoy St in Portland, Oregon. Please allow 4 to 6 months for ordered pieces. Oversized and custom sized pieces should be ordered directly from us and we can be reached at (971) 444-2440