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Carpets as works of art

S.D.
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SHOPPING Cocoon Fine Rugs offers a variety of carpets in different textures and styles, suitable for every kind of space

Something for everyoneAt Cocoon Fine Rugs
Something for everyoneAt Cocoon Fine Rugs

Cocoon Fine Rugs is not just any store. It is like an art gallery, both in the way the space is designed and how the carpets and rugs are displayed.

“We have laid the carpets in a way that is not cluttered with carpets rolled up in different corners,” says Ayush Choudhary, creative director and Rug Gallery Owner, Cocoon Fine Rugs, as he takes me around to show carpets laid out in display systems or on the wall, on a wooden strip, like a painting.

You have to take time to exploring the store in its entirety. And as you do so, you would be amazed to find the variety of carpets and rugs on offer in splashes of warm and soft colours, from brilliant reds to royal blues to muted orange to light brown in textures such as silk, leather, wool, jute and shags. Every carpet has a unique design and is hand-knotted with extreme care.

The signature collections include batik textiles, Ikats. There is the Colours of Life collection that has abstract model designs and even classic designs that are an interpretation of classical rugs in contemporary designs. “Every carpet comes with a story, what was the inspiration, why was a particular technique used. They also come with maintenance tips.”

Ayush ensures designs aren’t repeated. “We look at a range of art forms and photography for inspiration. Carpet-making is a traditional technique. At Cocoon, we have introduced a contemporary twist to the designs. Rather than just focusing on the Russian and Turkish schools of design, we have also looked at edgier, more modern-oriented designs. We have seen a lot of younger people open to buying carpets.”

The carpets are designed for every kind of space, from a large space to under the dining table or even for puja rooms. “The sizes range between three feet and five feet and 12 by 18 feet.”

The carpets are priced from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 5 lakhs.

Cocoon Fine Rugs is located at 2nd floor, K. P. Towers, 777-A, 100’ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Call, 25201120/44 or visit www.cocooncarpets.com.

S.D.

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