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Majnun by Pavitra Rajaram
'Majnun' is a testament to those who are besotted, crazy in love. As a collection, the rugs explore historic design traditions from across the Indian Subcontinent. Seeped into the legacies of craftsmanship along the Silk Route, the collection takes inspiration from the ancient cultures of Persia, China, and India and interprets them into a modern idiom, for a global audience. The carpets incorporate the concept of the "Persian flaw", intentionally leaving imperfections in each rug to honor the belief that only God's creations are perfect. In spirit, this collection is a celebration of designers, dreamers, and carpet makers across centuries. Each carpet is a meticulously hand-knotted ode to the Majnus of the world. Every rug, then, is a love letter from us and Pavitra Rajaram, to you!
Arjumand's garden design combines Layla and Majnun's love story, Chinese scroll paintings, and Persian stairway of clouds. The white Poplar tree, beloved by the Mughals, is the centerpiece of the garden, symbolizing the Silk Road's intermingling of ideas. The garden's carpet celebrates the beauty of a garden in bloom, evoking the celestial essence of this enchanting paradise.
The Sipahi rug reflects the pain of India's colonial past through a design inspired by Afghanistan's traditions. The folk-inspired style captures the uniform worn by Indians serving the British post-1857. It reminds us of the country's struggle with colonialism and adapts the tradition to an Indian context, creating a powerful reminder of its history.
Bahaar is inspired by the traditional Shikargah design that depicts hunting scenes. Our unique take shows animals playing in a natural forest, creating a safe space where they are not hunted. This design celebrates nature's beauty, paying homage to ancient traditions while emphasizing the importance of protecting it.
Sakya rug celebrates the Cintamani motif from ancient Buddhist and Hindu literature, symbolizing power, wisdom, and strength. It combines with the "Persian flaw" concept, intentionally making mistakes as perfection is for the Almighty, to create a perfect marriage of design legacies from the Indian Subcontinent.
Maryul finds its roots in the traditional Yarkandi carpets - a design tradition characterized by unique geometric placement of design motifs, originating from Persian, Tibetan, and Chinese cultures. Our modern interpretation blends popular Yarkandi motifs like Buddhist flowers, Kashmiri medallions, and Chinese clouds, all of which symbolize happiness and prosperity.