Recently launched retail store of Jaipur Rugs in Bengaluru’s Indira Nagar presents a tempting Kolam Collection rugs inspired from traditional folk patterns designed by Bengaluru-based architects Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand of Khosla Associates.
Not many architect designer’s foray into rugs in India has prompted such appeal as the unique collaboration between Jaipur Rugs and the designer couple Tania Singh Khosla and Sandeep Khosla does in creating : The Kolam Collection, a collection of handwoven carpets inspired by kolams illustrations.
A Kolam is basically a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are regionally reffred by different names in India such as Raangolee in Maharashtra, Aripan in Mithila, Hase and Rangoli in Kannada in Karnataka.
It requires utmost precision and skills while applying the ritualistic design on hand woven rugs, lines and loops are drawn around an underlying grid of dots, bringing together the geometric and the organic. In order to retain the true essence and symmetry of kolams in individual forms, the designers break free from traditional rules in their overall approach, creating a unique study in colour and form.