Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah has created two carpets, Misnad and Uwairyan, that reinterpret the geometric patterns of Al Sadu weaving.
Al Sadu is a traditional indigenous weaving style using colour and patterned motifs as decorative elements, entwined with elements of social artifacts and cultural values. The patterns used in Al Sadu are distinctive, featuring narrow bands of geometric forms.
It is mostly practiced by women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates producing soft furnishings and decorative accessories.
The two carpets are created using 100% wool and is woven by skilled artisans in Afghanistan, resulting in a modern reinterpretation of an ancient art form.
The Misnad carpet depicts geometric patterns inspired by Al Sadu and is attached to a black leather bench to offer a variety of seating options. It can used as a bench but also as a ‘misnad’ to rest against while sitting on the area of the carper that rests against the ground.
The second carpet is called Uwairyan which are two-toned triangles used in Al Sadu weaving. Uwairyan is a modular carpet that also uses geometric patterns, however it’s additional functionality is that it can be customised by its user. It can be individualized by using either one, two, three or four carpets all in one.
The edge of the carpet extends to form symmetrical lines that are inspired by fringes which can be found on both sides of the carpet.
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