Thursday, September 01, 2005

Rugged Art

RuggedArt is a new project, weaving together the fresh ideas of theunderground art scenes of New York and London, with the thousandyear old traditional techniques of Nepal. Founded by London based antique textile specialist Nat Turner, and collaborating with some of World's most exciting graphic artists,RuggedArt has launched a groundbreaking new collection of handknotted rugs, available in limited editions of ten.The rugs are made entirely by hand, using traditional skills in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. Knotted in hand-spun Tibetan wool, usingthe finest Swiss dyes, they are crafted to last a lifetime.

The concept of RuggedArt came to Nat through his knowledge of traditionaltextile art and his involvement in the New York and London street sceneThe explosion of graffiti and graphic design influence has created a newaesthetic and the time is right to create new pieces to reflect this shift.Instead of Ephemeral art on a wall, or hollow conceptual statement, RuggedArtrugs are a painting for your floor, a strikingly beautiful piece of furniture.



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