An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.” Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky painted this Composition in 1944 as one of the last works he made before he died. It clearly shows his development of the biomorphic abstraction style that his work evolved into. The original artwork is currently at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris.
We have the privilege to weave this artwork as a handtufted and as a Tibetan handknotted custom rug for your home. We also offer it as a round rug. Let us know if you need a custom shape.
For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order.
Delivery time for this rug is between 8 and 12 weeks, depending on the selected technique and size.
• Technique: Tibetan handknotted in 150 knots per square inch or Handtufted.
In the Tibetan handknotted technique we follow the centuries-old handcraft tradition. We first set a vertical wooden loom, on which we stretch cotton warp threads from the bottom to the top in a continuous loop. We then make the knots around two warp threads and a metal rod. The knot count (80, 100 or 150 kpsi -knots per square inch-) states how many individual knots are made in one square inch. A higher knot count allows for more detail in the design while also resulting in a finer rug texture and a longer-lasting rug, as the knots are tighter and denser. Tibetan rugs are extremely high-quality and an wonderful example of pure handcraft.
To create this rug using the handtufted technique, we insert tufts or loops of yarn through a fabric backing using a "tufting gun". We then apply a latex layer to hold the tufts in place and sew a resistant cotton backing on. The tufting method requires a high level of expertise and artistry to reproduce intricate patterns. It is ideal for rounded shapes, as it does not need to follow the design row by row and the yarn can be added freely anywhere, thus allowing for soft curves.
• Material: New Zealand wool.
Pure New Zealand wool is a high-quality, resilient material that offers the brightest colour absorption and creates wonderfully soft rugs.
• Size: 154 x 200 cm (5.1 x 6.6 ft) or 193 x 250 cm (6.3 x 8.2 ft) or contact us to request your bespoke size.
Please note that the sizes and the colours may vary within a 5% margin, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.