rustic rugs aren’t something you usually want to have in your possession. on the contrary, you probably would throw them away. amirite?
but then there is tamar dgani and her very own rust. rust is a collection of handwoven home textiles, infused with rust, which serves as a natural dye. and when i say handwoven, i mean that tamar’s textiles are handwoven on a traditional manual loom, whose slow and laborious process tells a story about not only materiality, but also about the human behind it.
it all began with carpets. but not your average carpets.tamar weaves her carpets by hand, using rusted iron rods that she incorporates into the weave’s structure. yeah, you got it right. she stains her carpets with real rust. that’s how confident she is with her master dying skills. but tamar didn’t stop there. now she also stains pillows and floor cushions for a living.
“using rust as a pigment, the textiles are dyed in a controlled manner, resulting in a unique pattern that toes a fine line between planned and random.
inspired by the interaction of humankind and nature, the collection is rooted in the establishment of a new element – one that is natural, yet also artificially created.”
like a true sustainable warrior, tamar decided to use rust stems from a personal tendency to engage with readily available, everyday materials, giving them new life through design.
and as tamar points out beautifully, “the rust dye demonstrates how the flaws left by time are a source of beauty and vitality, while simultaneously a testimonial to temporality.”
i’m especially drawn to tamar’s fierce intentions, when it comes to hand weave, hand dye and hand love for each and every textile.
Thank you See you soon