Hand Knotted Van Gogh Inspired 8ft X 8ft Carpet
This had knotted carpet is dedicated to "Still Life With Meadow Flowers and Roses", a celebrated painting by Vincent Van Gogh that can be found in the Kroeller-Mueller museum in Otterlo. The work is thought to have come from the period when Van Gogh lived with his brother, Theo in Paris from 1886.
Van Gogh originally painted a canvas of two wrestlers and then painted Still Life With Meadows and Roses over it. Using a new X-ray technique, researchers examined the two wrestlers in more detail. Researchers say that the wrestlers posing half-naked in the original painting was characteristic of the Antwerp academy where Van Gogh studied.
Van Gogh also wrote to his brother saying that he was pleased with how the wrestlers painting had turned out. But he later painted directly over it which experts say accounts for the "uncharacteristic exuberance" of the floral still life.
About the Collection
The Erased Ancestry Collection pays homage to the traditional, classical carpet and seeks inspiration from age old patterns, techniques and quality standards carefully preserved by master weavers. It is they who bring back these designs to life, knot by knot.
Design Name- Flower CL
Material- Hand-spun Wool and Bamboo Silk
Weaving Type- Hand-knotted
Knot Density- 155000 knots per square meter
Knot Type- Persian Knots
Size- 8ft X 8ft
Style- Erased Ancestry