The experience of a room is coloured by diverse tactile and visual impressions – spaces are felt as well as seen, and carpets define a room in a way that we can feel. They also change over time in response to our touch, telling their own unique stories.
Makeda’s story emerges from a collaboration between contemporary design sensibilities and traditional Tibetan-Nepalese knowledge, woven together in the high mountains of Nepal. Each Makeda rug is hand made in Kathmandu, using wools and dyes which age over time, developing a patina and depth in the rug that reflect its particular history. The rug is therefore never entirely finished, and is always being produced.
Makeda – the Queen of Sheba – was rumoured to have given King Solomon a magic carpet of green silk which, shielded from the sun by a canopy of birds and born by the wind, could travel great distances. It is this sense of a journey, of the traces left by nature, of the potential of collaborative production, and of stories which can be felt, which define the rugs made by Makeda.