- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Posted By Morgana Matus On December 3, 2012 @ 5:33 pm In Art,biomimicry,Botanical,Decorative Objects,Eco Textiles,gallery,green Interiors | No Comments

alexandra kehayoglou, carpet, rug, pastureland, argentina, plants, meadow, wool [1]

These aren’t your grandmother’s shag carpets – Alexandra Kehayoglou [2] creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the artist’s native Argentina. As a granddaughter of Greek immigrants, she grew up following a textile tradition that was developed thousands of years ago in Asia Minor. After graduating with a degree in visual arts, Kehayoglou returned to her roots make carpets as her ancestors did, but with a twist. As varied as the grasses of South America, the carpets are beautiful representations of natural and cultural heritage.

+ Alexandra Kehayoglou [2]

Via Design Squish [3]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/alexandra-kehayoglou-crafts-lush-grassy-carpets-inspired-by-the-pasturelands-of-argentina/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/alexandra-kehayoglou-crafts-lush-grassy-carpets-inspired-by-the-pasturelands-of-argentina/ak-carpet2/

[2] Alexandra Kehayoglou: http://www.alexkeha.com.ar/

[3] Design Squish: http://www.blog.designsquish.com/index.php?/site/moss_rag_rugs1/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.