The small rug invites us into its private and mysterious world. It offers us physical intimacy as an essential part of its art. At some basic level we explore the essence of its wool, the twist and thickness of its yarn, its oils and smell. For thousands of years wool was the primary material of clothing and shelter. It provided humankind installation from the natural world and a floor to live one’s life on. Within this function of utility, the small rug was able to express at the most basic level of daily life the marvel of decoration and art. As a witness, as a tool, as a revered object, the small rug gave comfort and meaning to those who made and used it.
With our touch we interact with this primary handmade object. The rug In our hands, we begin to see color in a different way. The shadings and intonation of vegetable dyes are revealed to us only by our close contact . The immediacy of color and wool gives us the same profound satisfaction it did for its creators.
Within our lives and homes, the small rug whispers its call to immerse us in its true wholesome beauty.