Bringing down the whole cosmos underneath your feet, Jaipur Rugs has collaborated with architect and interior designer Ashiesh Shah to fuse the ancient sciences of cosmology with traditional craft of carpet-making.
The collection features four rugs designed by Ashiesh — Nakshatra, Manthan, Dwaar and Chanda — were recently launched at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2022.
The Brahmaand range of hand knotted rugs is inspired by a series of watercolours by Ashiesh, the collection strives to capture the “mysteries of starlit night skies through its gradients and textures”, while the indigo hue, in itself steeped in culture and history of the subcontinent, pays homage to craft traditions.
Ashiesh is known for his craft-first approach to things, has always tried to champion the cause of India’s vast repertoire of traditional craft heritage, which also finds place in the making of these luxurious, hand-knotted carpets, woven by artisans in Rajasthan.
According to the designer, Precise gultarashi moulds the pile of rug in the patterns of troughs and crests of space-time, then timeless motifs and constellations are crafted with intricate weaving and zardozi embroidery which seems beckoning to a world millions miles from us.