Lehrata-Khet by Maina Devi

Object  /  Pattern
Published: 24.02.2023
Maina Devi
91 x 304 x 1 cm
Unique piece

This rug revives an ancient, 2,400-year-old carpet-making tradition in Rajasthan, which has been replaced by the commercial industry. This handwoven rug has been created using over 200,000 asymmetrical Persian knots from hand-spun sheep wool and bamboo silk. In contrast to commercially produced rugs, it was created without predefined drawings, giving the maker the freedom to express themselves directly on the loom. The work’s title translates to ‘a waving farm’, and this abstract view of the maker’s village and surrounding fields includes delicate details such as motifs of grains and vegetables.
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