Today I wanted to share with the you the amazing rug collection from loom in Australia. What is most interesting about these rugs is that they have been given a new life. Loom takes beautiful old Kilims that have been worn hard and acquired that beautiful 'old rug patina' and reworks them into truly special and one-of-a-kind new rugs. They employ three different techniques to make the old new again: Hepsi or traditional patchwork rugs, rewoven 'old yarn' rugs and overdyed old rugs.
The rugs shown above and below are from the Hepsi collection. Hepsi, translated as 'all everything' employs the traditional method of patchworking. I love the result ~ soft and beautiful like an old rug yet contemporary and fresh, perfect for a modern bohemian interior.
The rugs pictured above and below are from the "Old Yarn Collection' and have been hand woven from recycled yarn unraveled from vintage Kilims. Their website says that the yarn may be comprised of wool, goat hair, hemp, cotton or angora and has a softness of color and variation of tone that can only be achieved with age. The process is intricate and painstaking...I can only imagine!
These last two rugs are from loom's overdyed vintage Kilim collection. These rugs receive a 'brave' wash of color that only leaves a hint of its former life.
I am sure these rugs are even prettier in person!