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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

2.25.2008

Still on the Hunt



I have not forgotten about the reader's request to find a rug similar to this vibrantly colored one used by Steven Gambrel. In fact, I'm still searching. Although it looks very contemporary -- very Rug Company -- there are antique Tibetan designs that resemble it.

Image is from Elle Decor's September 2001 feature, "Yankee Hip."


Update: A big thanks to The Ornamentalist for pointing me to this Tibetan rug available through Inner Asia Rugs. (Look at the symbolic designs under Gangchen.)

4 comments:

Lynne Rutter said...

That is indeed a Tibetan cloud pattern and a common symbol in "Gangchen" carpets.

I know of a source in Bejing- a client of mine bought several carpets from them a few years ago.
http://www.xianzai.com.cn/gangchen/symbols/tibetansky.html

but I would hope that some US dealers could order such a rug. InnerAsia rugs have some contemporary stylized clouds as well as classic versions of this pattern: http://www.innerasiarugs.com
Their carpets are available through designer showrooms.

Style Court said...

Perfect! Thanks Lynne.

Lyndsey said...

I am smitten.

Thank you!!!

Brett Hemphill said...

Our showroom, Hemphill's Rugs & Carpets in Costa Mesa, CA has a full selection of InnerAsia's Gangchen Carpets of Tibet. www.RugsAndCarpets.com