Edelgrund kelim and carpets
New kelim concept Some of my friends from Hamburg, the Borhani and Mohammadzadeh families, who are Iranian carpet merchants, are behind the new kelim carpet concept called Edelgrund. Together with a couple of Iranian carpet designers, they started production of modern kelim carpets in the Mazandaran province in northern Iran. Their concept is rooted in old traditions, even though the expression is entirely modern. They use the best raw materials on the market, for both wool and dyes. These kelim are woven in narrow strips, just like the nomads have been doing for centuries. Then, they are sewed together, which allows them to make any conceivable size carpet. This involves modern design. The patterns and the traditions are old. What is new is the way they are composed and the colour scheme. They are very decorative and fall on the pricey end of the scale for newly produced kelim carpets, but it is worth it.
You are reading an extract from the book ‘Oriental Carpets, Knottet with Love’ by Martin Munkholm.
This extensive book about all that is carpets can be borrowed in Danish libraries or be bought following this link: http://www.belle-rugs.dk/dk/ekspertise/taeppebog/
The book is published by Muusmann Forlag.
For more info: muusmann-forlag.dk
You can find our selection of Edelgrund carpets underneath.