jaime hayon reinterprets afghan and japanese folklore for nodus rugs
 
jaime hayon reinterprets afghan and japanese folklore for nodus rugs jaime hayon reinterprets afghan and japanese folklore for nodus rugs
jul 29, 2015

jaime hayon reinterprets afghan and japanese folklore for nodus rugs

jaime hayon reinterprets afghan and japanese folklore for nodus rugs
all images courtesy of nodus

 

 

 

jaime hayon collaborates with italian luxury carpet manufacturer nodus on a duo of tapestry-carpets that offer a contemporary interpretation of traditional folklore. ‘afghan folklore’ and ‘japanese folklore’ draw their motifs from stories, characters and specific allegorical elements, using tribal and sociological references and patterns to convey heritage and belief systems.

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
‘japanese folklore’ full view

 

 

 

hayon’s playful approach and overall whimsical aesthetic that carries throughout his work — combined with nodus’ textiles expertise — forms enchanting compositions that communicate cultural customs from a contemporary perspective. 

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
detail of colorful imagery woven into the carpet

 

 

 

hayon on ‘afghan folklore’ for nodus: with my new design for nodus in collaboration with artisans of afghanistan, I explore the folklore of the culture through the medium of tapestry. inspired by the vibrant life of afghan culture, I incorporated into the design certain elements ‐ such as beautiful dresses with traditional patterns and a symphony of instruments ‐ and paired them together with my own whimsical style. the afghan artisans use a very special technique of tapestry which brings the design to life with sharp detail down to the last thread.’

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
detail of ‘japanese folklore’

 

 

 

‘in my previous collaboration with nodus, I sought to bring japanese folklore together with the heritage of nodus, which has long stood for quality and the bridging of east and west. with this new collaboration, I hope to bring happiness to living spaces with the joyful imagery of afghan folklore and the craftsmanship of the country’s artisans.’

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
the compositions draw their motifs from stories, characters and specific allegorical elements

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
‘afghan folklore’ explores the mythology of the culture through the medium of tapestry

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
‘afghan folklore’ full view

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
detail of mythological motifs

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
dresses with traditional patterns and figures from folklore feature in the composition

jaime hayon nodus carpets afghan japanese folklore
detail of ‘afghan folklore’

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