OBEETEE and Abraham & Thakore collaborate to create rugs for 'Proud to be Indian' series
January 4, 2018: Indian luxury carpet maker, OBEETEE, has launched the second edition of the ‘Proud to be Indian’ series with Indian designer duo Abraham & Thakore. The new collection of rugs fuses timeless traditional techniques with a bold, contemporary color palette and edgy artistry.
The new ‘Proud to be Indian’ collection touches upon India’s fascinating elements: The borders of vintage saris from Kanchipuram, block prints from Sanganer and the timeless tie and dye Bandhani from Kutch. The designs are also influenced by the geometry of double Ikat Telia Rumals and the art of calligraphy. Other vintage elements like old handwritten letters, faded ink and calligraphic strokes have also been used.
It took more than a year to weave one carpet. The carpets are all hand-knotted using different yarns and finishes. The finest silk was procured and rugs were woven with a knot density of about 200 knots per square inch.
“The carpets are customised for our patrons. Each buyer can scan a QR code embedded in the tapestry of the carpet and read details about its weaver. The exclusivity of each carpet gives it a recherché charm and timeless elegance. These bespoke, limited edition rugs are made to adorn the homes of its proud owners for generations,” said Angelique Dhama, President, OBEETEE.
After unveiling the Abraham & Thakore collection in Delhi, OBEETEE will showcase the collection in Germany, followed by New York.