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Unique Wool Rugs That Bring Soft Moss And Gentle Meadows Into Your Living Room

Published 4 years ago

Not much can be done with usual industrial waste, and nobody is that hot about ground-water poisoning. However, when the waste comes in the shape of fuzzy carpets, you can do a whole lot of good. Alexandra Kehayoglou, the scion of Argentina’s first carpet maker family, is using the scraps from the factory to make giant rugs that look just like the forest floor. Some of them even extend to the walls!

“I grew up surrounded by rugs,” Kehayoglou told Instagram. “I realized that the knowledge of rugs I had was in my genes. Using it as an artist became inevitable. The style that I’ve created is an abstraction of landscapes from my country. I would like everyone that looks at my pieces to feel that they are entering a new context. The pieces are big and feel infinite. They are meant to be portals that have the power of taking you where your memories are.”

More info: alexkeha.com | elespartano.com | instagram | artsy | (h/t: thisiscolossal, instagram)

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Alexandra recreates mossy forest surroundings using carpet scraps

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“I grew up surrounded by rugs”

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“I realized that the knowledge of rugs I had was in my genes”

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“The style that I’ve created is an abstraction of landscapes from my country”

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“They are meant to be portals that have the power of taking you where your memories are”

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Kehayoglou’s rugs also extend to the walls

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One piece can take as long as two months to complete

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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Alexandra Kehayoglou, carpet art, carpet making, carpet weaving, carpets, el espartano, hand made carpets, traditional carpets, upcycle
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