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Modern Rugs :: Amy Helfand

What?  I already told you about my obsession with rugs.  Yes, this is the third rug post in about 7 days.  BUT, it's a good one!  I promise!

Seriously, just look at these rugs!  I didn't know you could even do that with wool.  They're like paintings!  Gorgeous, gorgeous, G O R G E O U S!  (Don't worry, Angela.  You're still my first love.)


Amy Helfand grew up near Chicago, collecting beach glass on the shores of Lake Michigan.  She now lives and works on the Brooklyn waterfront, where the hunt for treasure is far too easy .  Amy received a BA in Photography and American Studies from Hampshire College, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Amy’s work spans photography, collage, sculpture, installation and textiles.  She aspires to reconcile real landscapes with imagined ones through a process of collecting, manipulating and abstracting images.

Amy’s rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal of the highest quality Tibetan wools and Chinese silks -- hand-carded, hand-spun and pot-dyed in small batches. Pairing lanolin-rich wool with sparkly silk gives the rugs amazing softness underfoot, unique visual depth and the sturdiness of their Himalayan origins.

She is deeply committed to the values of GoodWeave, , and her membership ensures that no child labor is used in the production of her work.

Amy's rugs are usually made to order (read: ÜBER expensive), but if you're interested, contact the studio to learn more about commissioning a rug of your own. 

Meanwhile, check out: www.amyhelfand.com

More pics after the jump!

Reader Comments (2)

i am interested in the rug, so beautifull. kichen sinks

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkitchen sinks

these are TOTALLY amazing! love love love!

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterangel
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