In dialogue with the rainforest
The fascinating vibrance of African (Mbuti) barkcloth paintings inspired this collection infused with energy and life. Moving compositions, once traditionally handpainted, mimic the imagery of the tropical rainforest, its lush vegetation, and its sounds and motions. Each piece reveals familiar shapes, referring to paths, animals, flowers, singing birds, humming insects, and the chanting sounds of the (Mbuti) music. Natural fibers in warm, earthy tones woven in different textures add to the organic feel of these paintings and truly enhance the inspiration behind this distinctive collection.
The Town Square rug features an abstract checker board of geometric motifs illustrating seeds, animals, and plants. Through using white and indigo to execute the design, a deliberate contrast is being made between the negative and positive space, creating stillness in the rug.
Made from natural fibers and ethically produced in Afghanistan.