Erased Heritage Collection Artwork 18 Bidjar Paddington from Jan Kath
Two of Jan Kath's signature lines collide in one stunning carpet that is more art than floor covering.
The Bidjar Paddington is a combination of two of Jan Kaths signature looks meeting to produce a spectacular carpet. The silk tones of the classic Bidjar pattern emerge as a vibrant silk higher cut pile details that constantly shift intensity when directions of view and lighting change. The low cut wool background is shorn low for added dramatic affect. The inclusion of a copper wrapped selvedge edge is the icing on this stunning piece.
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 Indian 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.
This philosophy has been combined with the Artwork series, also about time and the ravages it plays on surface and as texture. Here, the exploration is on how different layers of thick paint might appear after being applied one on top of the other and then exposed from wear, as if scraped an eroded away. Wool becomes the pigment in these brilliant rugs, along with shimmering silk and coarse nettle fibers for added dynamic interplay with light as well as depth of expressive ability.
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: 9'0" x 12'0"
- Materials: Wool background and Silk
- Designed in Bochum, Germany
- Hand-knotted in India
- Rug Number #7249
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