• Dhoku: rugs, reborn.

    December 11th, 2011

    RUGS FROM ALL OVER ANATOLIA AWAITING A NEW LIFE.

    RUGS FROM ALL OVER ANATOLIA AWAITING A NEW LIFE.

    One of Turkey’s most creative enterprises resurrects classic designs for a new century by taking rundown rugs, hard-done-by halis, and death row kilims and rehabilitating them for a chance to be trodden on all over again by the well-heeled.

    AFTER DYEING, SATURATED ANACHRONS ARE LEFT TO DRY IN THE SUN.

    AFTER VEGETABLE-DYEING, SATURATED ANACHRONS DRY IN THE SUN.

    Five years ago it wasn’t always easy to find something genuinely Turkish and interesting for the home which was also genuinely different. Moreover, finding something to give to a Turk, who grew up surrounded by what a foreigner might consider new and exotic was even more of a challenge. Then an actress friend and neighbor introduced me to Mehmet Gureli and his original Ethnicon line of patchwork kilims. Read More…