Flying Carpets Designed by Nomads by

Issue 68 · Africana · April 17, 2013

Flying Carpets Designed by Nomads

Issue 68 · Africana · April 17, 2013

If carpets could fly, we'd like to think that they would look like Oyyo’s recently launched collection of six cotton dhurries, which are Swedish by design, Indian by make, and nomadic by feel. If you could take one for a spin, where would you go?

Portrait of OYYO founders, Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén, Remodelista

Above: Oyyo founders Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén are based in Stockholm.

OYYO dhurrie in desert on sand

Above: Oyyo's dhurries are made of 100 percent organic cotton and handwoven by a community of craftspeople in Jodhpur, India.

Colorful Geometrical Rug by Oyyo | Remodelista

Above: A detail of a cotton dhurrie in Brick Pastel; see Oyyo for more information.

OYYO dhurrie in desert on sand

Above: The colors of the dhurries come from vivid vegetable dyes derived from local plants.

OYYO dhurrie detail of blue Noto pattern, Remodelista

Above: A detail of a cotton dhurrie in Noto; see Oyyo for more information.

Oyyo dhurrie in desert on sand

Above: Oyyo dhurries are woven with techniques dating back centuries but with a contemporary design and color palette.

OYYO dhurrie detail of multi-colored NES pattern, Remodelista

Above: A detail of a cotton dhurrie in Never Ending Story; see Oyyo for more information.

OYYO studio with African print fabric draped over Eames chairs, Remodelista

Above: The Oyyo studio in Stockholm exhibits a nomadic approach to design, exploring the convergence of cultures, design, and fine craftsmanship.

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