Out from Under Us: Rugs from Gandia Blasco

KILIM Arabesco verde by Sandra Figuerola

Valencian design company Gandia Blasco has released Arabesco verde by Sandra Figuerola, available in two colors, blue and red, under its brand name, GAN.

Crafted from 100% wool, this rug is in the Kilim weave style with hints of Persian flair coupling symmetry with geometric florals.

The difference between a kilim area rug and a carpet or a pile rug is that whereas the design visible on the kilim is made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave, in a pile rug individual short strands of different color, usually of wool, are knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly against each other.

In this case the whole design is made by these separately knotted strands which form the pile, and the patterns become clearly visible after any excessive lengths of the knotted materials are shorn off to create a level surface.



Gandia Blasco was born in 1941 as a family business in Valencia, Spain and all items are still produced in their factory in Valencia which now includes both modern outdoor furniture, indoor furniture and designer rugs.

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