The Kowli Collection talks about nomad gypsy women, wandering lives, travelling cultures and inquisitive minds.
The rugs in the Kowli Collection are handwoven from recycled fabrics, and celebrate a fast disappearing tradition from the Kowli community in Kurdistan, Iran. No two rugs are alike; the designs are created from memory and influenced by the weaver’s personality and circumstances in which the kilims are woven.
Each rug is a one-of-a-kind unique piece - available in 2 sizes:
More about the Kowli Collection
The Kowlis who make these rugs moved centuries ago to live in Kurdistan of Iran. Traditionally woven by nomadic women, not as commercial items, the designs are created from memory and are influenced by the weaver’s personality and circumstances in which the kilims are woven. This also explains why the rugs come in odd sizes and are weaved from recycled materials, including stripes of fabric from their home clothes.
Each piece is an honest reflection of a beautiful mind. Often, Kowli rugs are woven at a time when the women sit together and enjoy lively conversations while embedding scrap rags, every unique design capturing the laughter and deep thought of the process.
No two look alike. Each weaver has a clear and distinctive voice, their masterpieces are neatly crafted and astonishingly artistic. They have a fresh contemporary look that emanates the originality of each weaver’s take on the materials they recycle. The result is some of the most dramatic, gorgeous, colourful area rugs we have ever seen produced by nomad weavers.