The first carpet collection was designed by Nathalie Du Pasquier and George Sowden in 2003.
We named ““Life’s Commodities”, objects that meet primary needs, necessary for a life in a domestic world.
Many the “ Life’s Commodities” collections in the following years and many other the designers and the artists that designed.
Each of them expressed himself freely, they told his story with their personal language, without constraints.
As a result:
objects unique, translated into textile form - the carpet
These Tibetan carpets are made by a large factory located at Kathmandu in Nepal. We are told that it employs 6000 people, obviously no children, and that it has, with foreign aid, also set up a Montessori school for children, of employees and a hospital open at all. It is, in short, a beautiful factory in the midst of a sumptuous landscape. The long carpet-making process begins with sheep breeding and continues entirely by hand through all the sybsequent phases from shearing, spinning and dyeing right through to finishing and final washing. The knot used for these carpets is the tibetan one, which differs both from the Persian and the Turkish and is used only in Nepal and Tibet.
The warp mounted on the looms is generally made with cotton, as is the weft that joins the various threads of knots, while the pile is in wool.
Each carpet is produced in a limited edition of 36, and is supplied with a label with the original signature of the designer.
“When one designs carpets made in Kathmandu, one thinks of the skilful hands that knot them and of the great mountains we call Roof of the World”.
Nathalie Du Pasquier , September 2005
A selection of carpets of our collections will be exhibit in the occasion of Sartirana Textile Show, side exhibition, Pila Gallery, Castello di Sartirana, P.zza Lodovico da Breme 3, Sartirana Lomellina (PV)
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