New Spring collection Shirdak rugs

Spring collection shirdak
Beautiful blues from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan

A couple of days before leaving to the Selvedge Fair in London, our new Spring collection of Shirdak rugs arrived.  I had a quick look in the boxes but only now I had time to describe them and place them on our redesigned shop online.

the new Shirdak felt carpets of 2012
The new collection of Shirdak rugs gives you a real spring feeling

Together with the workshops, we tried designs in new colour combinations. The results  are a welcome addition to our collection. The fresh orange and off-white colours give you a real Spring feeling.

The Scythian design rugs in pink turquoise looks modern and make a perfect combination with metal and industrial furniture.

funky colour combination in shirdak rug
Scythian design in funky colour combination

This time, we also produced the traditional carpet in multicolour as the Kyrgyz and I always love. These big shirdak are of an exquisite quality of felt.

traditional shirdak rugs in multi colour
New collection of traditional shirdak rugs in multicolour combination

A small collection of farmer rugs also arrived. These rugs are made by the locals in small villages, felting, dying sewing their own sheep wool. All unique adorable items.

It’s great that already a few were sold.

Final part of my exciting journey in Central Asia summer 2011

See the relation between the nature and used symbols in the Shirdak felt carpets

Surrounded by nature is our last week in Kyrgyzstan. If you experience the nature in Kyrgyzstan you can also understand the Kyrgyz arts and crafts better. The color combinations in the traditional felt rugs called shyrdak are the color combinations of the hundreds of types of flower species you see in the mountains. Read more Final part of my exciting journey in Central Asia summer 2011

Tash Rabat a place for meditation

Tash Rabat a place for meditation

Our yurt with  a shirdak door in front of the monastery or carvanserai of Tash Rabat
Our yurt with a shirdak door in front of the monastery or carvanserai of Tash Rabat

After crossing the Tortugart-pass, we entered Kyrgyzstan again.

We stopped at the beautiful Tash-Rabat fortress. This can be found off the main road for around 11 km, hidden in Kara-Koun Gorge at an altitude of 3600m. It is a very empty and quiet valley. We stayed in a yurt with a shyrdak as door

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