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Carpet - Felt

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Ikonium Stüdyo Mehmet Girgiç

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The brown felt carpet was designed and hand made by the artist. Traditional tulip and çintemani patterns were modernized and applied.

This hand crafted felt rug is made from natural dye Turkish fattail wool and cotton fabric. This is a contemporary felt technique we developed to create exciting surface design and detail.
We gave this technique the name Osman Technique as we are able to get such lovely dteail in wool. First the design is drawn with hand rolled wool fiber and then the coloring detail is added. The design is built backwards from front to back. After the design layer we then add a layer of cotton fabric to give drape and surface texture. The last layer is straight wool. When the felt making process is done, the lamination of the wool and fabric layers leaves a surface looking like watercolor paper. Many of our design images have threads back to traditional designs.

Material: 100% Felt
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Ikonium Stüdyo Mehmet Girgiç

Turkish feltmaster Mehmet Girgiç was born in Konya in 1953. He began making felt with his grandfather in 1966, which was his father and uncle’s profession. In 1987 Mehmet Girgiç had renovated all the sikkes (the felt hat for the whirling dervish) in the collection of Mevlana Museum. He has invited many foreign groups to his felt workshop and taught how to make felt. The first group came in 1996. He has had numerous workshops and participated in many exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. In 2010, Girgiç was awarded as one of the seven Turkish Living Treasures by UNESCO and the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Mehmet Girgiç and American textile artist Theresa May-O’Brien are continuing to produce handcrafted feltwork at their Ikonium Studio in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ikonium Stüdyo Mehmet Girgiç

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