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Face the felt

Face the felt

Iranian artist Salman Khoshroo faced the fear of coronavirus by creating portraits in a new medium: felt. Denna Jones learns how making art provides power and comfort in stressful times

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The original: The Polonaise

The original: The Polonaise

To be truly knowledgeable about design, you need to understand its origins, an idea that seems particularly relevant to rugs. Here we discuss the Polonaise, new versions of which have been in focus recently.

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Oh so Zeki!

Oh so Zeki!

The flamboyant Turkish cultural icon and pop star Zeki Müren was also a talented textile designer whose name has become synonymous with a colourful group of mid-century rugs. In COVER 53 Malika Browne discusses Müren’s work with Istanbul-based carpet dealer and fellow Zeki fan Hüseyin Kaplan

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Saving the tigers

Saving the tigers

A major new fundraising project, Tomorrow’s Tigers, featuring limited-edition art rugs was launched to support a global commitment to double tiger numbers in the wild by 2022. The rugs, which appeared in COVER 53, will be on show at Sotheby’s New Bond Street premises in London, 29 January-4 February 2019.

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Weavers’ worlds

Weavers’ worlds

New publication Weaving: Contemporary Makers on the Loom offers a glimpse into the practices of many contemporary international weavers, highlighting relevant topics for the makers of today. Add it to your Christmas wish list now!

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Design expedition to Ukraine with FAINA Collection

Design expedition to Ukraine with FAINA Collection

Last month, four international design experts, Roberto Baciocchi, Laura Snoad, Anna Lina Leno and Madeleine Asplund, embarked on the first-ever design expedition to Ukraine with FAINA Collection. In the village of Yavoriv, the participants experienced the ancient technique of making Hutsul wool carpets. COVER spoke with Nataliia at FAINA to find out how the designers interacted with the weavers, and what the outcomes were.

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