Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Anthology Magazine, A Rug and An Heirloom

 I recently spotted a lovely image of a black and white Shyrdak felt rug in Anthology. If you have not seen this magazine then you have certainly missed out!! Click here to view the current issue.  
I love how the rug has been used  behind the bed. The entire room looks very global and chic with the Moroccan lantern and blanket.........the Indian style chair and of of course the the rug.
Click here to read my earlier post about these felt rugs. These felt rugs come from Central Asia, possibly from Kyrgyzstan. Rugs of this type are called Shyrdak rugs. They were made traditionally by women for the nomadic tribes to keep them warm in the winter. 

Here's a beautiful image that I have been wanting to share with you via Morning Star Fiber. The lady in the picture is an artisan from Central Asia. She makes shyrdak rugs out of merino sheep that her husband raises. She works with her daughter and granddaughter to felt these rugs year around.

The colors are stunning.......

I own a Shyrdak rug myself. A couple of years ago I discovered this rug in my parents home. It belonged to my Great Grandfather. The rug is pretty worn out as it is very old. According to my mom it dates back to the 1920's.
I apologise for the really bad image. I need to pick it up from my parents home and hopefully take better pictures. I have been spending a lot of time thinking about what to do with this rug. I guess the possibilities are endless........
I need to restore its frayed edges first but I guess that is part of the fun:)

Image 1 : via, Image 2 via, Image 3 : Mine


Designwali said...

Wow girl! That rug is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it in your home! lucky you!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful rug that it. It will light up your entire home, once it's there :)and lovely post too. There are times when I too get a bit tired of colors and just change the decor to black and white. It 's quite soothing for a change :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely rug :) Where can I get them in India - would you know?

Priti said...

WOW, that rug is so colorful, I heart it...just can't resist having one for my home. :)

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

The rugs are beautiful!!!


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