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Kolam Carpets

Tania & Sandeep Khosla
in collaboration with
Jaipur Rugs

The inspiration for this series of hand knotted carpets is Kolam, the ritualistic folk art of creating patterns from rice flour at the entrance of South Indian homes. Lines and loops are drawn around an underlying grid of dots, bringing together the geometric and organic. While preserving the sacrosanct symmetry in individual forms, the designers break free from traditional rules creating unexpected and joyful studies in colour and form, richly layered and dynamic in composition. Kolam has an ephemeral quality that is made permanent with each hand woven knot, through the weaving process. Both crafts, with the lyrical, rhythmic movement of the hand share a meditative quality in their making.

In this exciting collaboration with Jaipur Rugs, as contextualists, Graphic Designer Tania Singh Khosla and Architect Sandeep Khosla explore the handmade traditions of India, negotiating aesthetics and influences, creating designs that are graphic, bold and beautifully crafted.

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