Inspired by flatweave Gelims discovered in Northern Iran Ptolemy was inspired to approach Rug Maker to help source dyers and weavers who were able to achieve an elegant and mesmerising blending of colours. Visually soft and feathery yet contained within strong graphic, almost Rothko-esq colourfields, this collection of rugs is a beautiful example of Ptolemy’s ‘chromatic minimalism’ celebrating an ancient technique which until recently had been forgotten. Created with Ptolemy’s unique signature sense of colour these are truly original design classics of the future. Hovering between fine artworks and designed functional pieces they evoke a sense of timeless craftsmanship.

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The British Library has chosen Rug Maker to develop a collection of rugs from some of the Olga Hirsh collection of paper book covers. The rugs are all hand made from 100% New Zealand wool by Rug Makers own weavers in the Kathmandu Valley. Nepal. Each rug has to be specially ordered and takes 12 - 14 weeks to manufacture. They can be made to your preferred size and colours can be changed to match your decor.


Some of our rugs purchased on a recent buying trip to Pakistan drying in the sun.