Fabric of India

Recently Julian Blair from Rug Maker and Ptolemy Mann, a contemporary textile artist visited Varanasi, India. 

The main purpose of the trip was to expand our popular range of hand made gelim rugs designed by Ptolemy.

Varanasi is ‘real’ India, one is assaulted by heat, constant ‘Oxford street’ crowds, life and death on the river Ganges  and colour, which inspires all our rugs.

 All our Gelims are hand made form 100% wool and each piece from the dying of the wool to weaving and then washing takes six weeks

Our new Hot Spice colours have been inspired by the textiles one sees every day in the villages and towns of Uttar Pradesh