Everyone loves to talk about the craft and artistry of rugs and carpets but so often the focus is on the beauty of the finished product. As long time insiders we at Rug Insider decided to take another approach when we chose the cover image for Rug Insider Winter 2018 | The Nepal Issue. Working in partnership with @floor_story and their manufacturer @rajlama2017 we commissioned a photo series to tell the tale of making from the perspective of the hand, the process, the weaver who makes all of the beauty of handwoven rugs possible. You can find out more about the process by reading 'Romancing the Carpet' in our Winter 2018 Issue out now. #rithatswhy#rugs#carpets#weaving#knotting#nepal#interior#interiordesign#decor#design#rug#hand#artisan
Mnohý naši farmáry žijú v krásnych horách pod sopkami, ďaleko od civilizácie, ...voláme to tam bio kopce 🌿💚 Jediný spôsob ako sa k ním dostať je "Pešibusom" alebo motorkou. Táto foto je momenta, ktorá zachytáva radosť a zároveň úľavu nášho kamoša Mikiho, ktorý sa na bio kopec úspešne vyšveral 🏞
EN: Some of our Javanese farmers live up in highlands, which are, I would say "fairly remoted"...meaning, the only way reaching them is by hiking or motorbike.
This pic captures a happines & relief of a friend of mine, just after reaching the destination.
✔✔Callebaut bitter çikolata; akışkan frambuaz ve damla sakızlı dolgusuyla ben ŞA-HA-NE-YİM diyor.
✔✔Çikolatanın hayatımızın vazgeçilmezi olduğu tartışmaya kapalı bir gerçek kesinlikle. Birçoğumuz için çikolata yaşam tarzı bile sayılabilir hatta.
✔✔Peki hiç merak ettin mi, büyük bir keyifle yediğin çikolataların hangisi sana benziyor acaba.
✔✔Bitter mi, beyaz mı yoksaaaa daha
başka bir çeşit mi?
Awesome shot by @shootandspoon for this Zest picture. Apparently she and her friends from Singapore loved our cakes. Thank you so much for coming and hope to see you guys again!
Reminder for you guys, we have buy any 1 cake free any 1 drink promo going on now. Enjoy before it is too late okay
Kalamkari is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The word Kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ refers to craftsmanship. This art involves 23 tedious steps of dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, starching, cleaning and more. Motifs drawn in Kalamkari spans from flowers, peacock, paisleys to divine characters of Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. Nowadays, this art is primarily done to create Kalamkari sarees.
There are two identifiable styles of Kalamkari art in India – Srikalahasti style and Machilipatnam style. In the Machilipatnam style of Kalamkari, motifs are essentially printed with hand-carved traditional blocks with intricate detailing painted by hands. On the other hand, Srikalahasti style of painting draws inspiration from the Hindu mythology describing scenes from the epics and folklore. This style holds a strong religious connect because of its origin in the temples.
Did you know? Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of Kalamkari and although it is losing its value, due to technological advancements, many designers are coming forward to spread this form of art to the global audience.
Those Golden Hues🔸🧡 #ekaycollective
I’m always in total -amazement & awe- when I think about the hand craftsmanship that goes into every single Moroccan textile. To know that your piece is one-of-a-kind & -no two are ever the same- is a very special thing💫
Although we will not be following these on their full journey, these are some mugs fired over the weekend. I tested a style of handle making (one that is new to me) on a couple of these and I’m really happy with them. These are getting glazed and fired in a gas kiln this weekend... I’m lucky enough to have the resources of a gas kiln and highfire glazes at my school, let alone my incredibly talented teacher, Irina Okula.