Structured yet chaotic, this series of rugs have been made in collaboration with designer Ashiesh Shah
June 9, 2022: Cosmos and myths are two intriguing aspects of our world which haven’t been unraveled yet. The more you delve into them, the more mysterious they become. Jaipur Rugs, inspired by a series of original watercolor paintings by architect and designer Ashiesh Shah, has launched the ‘Brahmaand’ collection. The thought-provoking visual art has been converted into an inventive line of luxurious hand-knotted carpets.
The ‘Brahmaand’ collection, dyed in hues of deep indigo, is an exploration of visual dimension through gradient, texture and handmade perfection. The unique shapes and organic forms pay homage to the civilization’s larger than life past. Precise gultarashi molds the rug pile like troughs and crests of space-time, while timeless motifs and constellations crafted with intricate zardosi embroidery paint discourses of chaos and calm, being and non-being, illusion and reality.
The rugs are a culmination of careful processes of picking, hand-carding and the spinning of wool into fine yarn, weaving into rugs by skilled Indian artisans, and more than 18 finishing processes to ensure the highest quality.
The forms of the rugs draw inspiration from the ancient geometry of India, the cosmos and the architecture of the ‘Jantar Mantar.’ The collection features four rugs designed by Ashiesh Shah: Nakshatra, Manthan, Dwaar and Chanda. This collection, through its depth, proportions and gradation, brings the universe into your living space.
'Brahmaand' has been launched at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2022.