Tibet Rug Designs Inspire
When looking for inspiration to create new art I look to other artists. This is how I found Tibet Rug Designs.
While in a working and creative lull, a friend gave me several photographs of Tibet rugs. The colors and symbols were so beautiful and I wanted to create a canvas rug with some of these designs. And so, I painted my first Tibet Rug design wall hanging.
Color and design flowed onto canvas and the energy from painting such powerful symbols was intense.
Tibet integrated my thoughts, my heart and my creative flow.
As so often happens, out of the blue an email arrived from a client with three photographs of Tibet rug designs. Could I replicate these designs in three 6’ x 7’ rugs for a large room?
Many large rooms may be used for several purposes. This room had a seating area, a dining area and a mediation/ yoga area. Making area rugs helps to identify each space as its own entity.
Use a common theme or colors to create unity in one large room.
This was a brightly colored room with a bright turquoise wall and colorful prayer flags strung around the windows. The white tile floor seemed cold and uninviting in comparison.
Although canvas rugs do have a lot of cushion they are a welcome respite from cold hard ceramic floors. They can give some warmth for a yoga area. The Endless Knot is one of the eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. It symbolizes the nature of reality where everything is interrelated, the union of compassion and wisdom. This is very powerful symbol to place in front of a meditation altar and yoga area, bringing beauty and meaning to this interior décor.
For the dining area we used a modified Star of David with very different colors, of turquoise and lavenders. A room of this size can handle this switch in colors. The design was prominent even with the placement under a table. The bold turquoise wave border coordinated with the turquoise walls.
The third canvas rug meant for the seating area, was the Two Tigers Tibet design. The client sent a photo with pink detail but asked for the deep red we used in the endless Knot design. I had to hand draw the tigers, and they came out very well, the client loved it!
The fun of it all is that the client will be able to switch the rugs around and create a new look with the same spaces.
I always feel honored when a client trusts my floor art to be placed in their home. This project in particular was rewarding in that I was able to continue my fascination with Tibet rug designs in a beautiful home.
What floor art would you put on your floors?
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