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.
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. 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.
Kolam by Tania & Sandeep Khosla