ISSUE 40  |  Color Combinations

Morgan Ashard Carpets

October 09, 2009 6:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

This past summer, I visited friends in a stunningly beautiful, remote corner of Scotland's west coast. My fellow house guest was Stephen Morgan, one half of Morgan Ashard, a partnership that designs and produces carpets.

Custom made in Nepal, the rugs are crafted from the wool of Changpel sheep, which is hand-spun, then dyed with vegetables or minerals. The particularly long staple of the wool (densely hand-knotted at 100 knots per inch) gives the carpets great depth of color and makes them very durable. Based in the UK, Morgan Ashard ships overseas; contact Morgan Ashard directly for pricing. The images below are of the firm's Putty Rumple Carpet.