This design is inspired by a carpet in the Black Church in
Brasov. It was commissioned by Murat Kupcu, of the Double
Knot Gallery in New York, and completed in February of 2009.
It measures 124 cm x 168 cm. (pile only) with yellow kilims and
madder red extended warp fringes. The intricacy of the columns, spandrel and border
designs are in stark contrast to the void red ground of the field,
which give the center of this carpet an undeniable sense of
calm. This rug was woven in the village of Aceroba, by
Hacer and Emine. The production was directed by I. Tekin,
overseen by Karakus, yarns dyed by Mustafa, with wool from Afyon
with a 15%-20% mohair content. The finished carpet was
sheared by Saban and washed by Abdullah & Abdurrahman.