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February 2, 2024: Renowned for its exquisite rug collections, House of Knots has joined forces with the visionary architect and designer Sona Reddy, and together weaved a collection of captivating and distinctive rugs. Titled ‘Ãnändå’, the mesmerizing collection serves as a cultural tapestry, invoking the rich traditions and nostalgia of South India.
The Ãnändå collection is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. Each rug is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted from fine materials, including wool, silk and jute, among others. The use of these premium materials not only ensures a luxurious tactile experience but also contributes to the rugs' durability, promising longevity and enduring beauty. The collection introduces 4 distinct rugs, the Malati Rug, the Bela Rug, the Maya Rug, and the Dhara Rug.
About the collection, Ms. Reddy said, “I get to reminisce the flower market I grew up by in Bangalore. It’s pure nostalgia for me. Through this collection, the idea is to make a lasting impact with bold designs while maintaining a familiar sense of home.”
The “Malati” Rug shows an elegant silhouette of an Indian woman amidst a delicate tapestry of Jasmine flowers. These beautiful blossoms shimmer in elegance. The “Bela” Rug is an intriguing affair of roses and delicate patterns. Crafted with silk and wool, it creates intricate garlands of roses, making it an ideal addition to any home.
The "Maya" Rug draws inspiration from the ancient Kolam designs ingrained in the fabric of South Indian culture. This rug weaves a vibrant narrative of hibiscus flowers with a captivating 3D effect. The mesmerizing Kolam design serves as a backdrop, encapsulating the essence of South India's vibrant cultural heritage.
The "Dhara" Rug orchestrates a harmony of artistry and auspiciousness, seamlessly merging numerous blooms in one. This rug elegantly intertwines the understated charm of banana leaves with the delicate beauty of Jasmine blooms. Crafted with precision, the white flowers are rendered in bamboo silk, while the red ones are made with Tencel.
The rugs become storytellers, weaving together patterns that reflect the region's vibrant history, art, and traditions. As you run your fingers across the textured surface, you can feel the spirit of South India coming to life, offering a sensory journey into the heart of the culture.
- By Pritha Debroy