Alexandra Kehayoglou

Alexandra Kehayoglou was born into the first family of rug weavers in Argentina, making her career in rug making more of a calling than a choice. “I was born into a house with virtually floor to ceiling carpeting. I was raised in a family with a heritage of rug making, my grandparents were from a city called Isparta, now in modern day Turkey, my grandmother brought over her looms and her skills to Argentina handed down from her ancestors, then taught her children.” But for Alexandra, her carpets are less utilitarian and more of an art form – each treated almost like a painting where landscapes and terrains are woven and trimmed with dynamic, three dimensional texture. Her nature inspired work is so magical, Dries Van Noten commissioned her to to create a forest-like runway for his Spring 2015 show. It’s all so incredible, it makes you wanna reach out and just feel her work.

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(Via New York TimesFvF & Vogue)

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  1. Michelle wrote:

    Wow, this is incredible! I find her work so beautiful, and I would have loved to see the scenery for the show!

  2. Mun wrote:

    How incredible. I cannot believe that some people are actually THAT awesome in their own playing field, and embracing it the way she does. I’m so in love with those giant bobbins.

  3. G Woltmann wrote:

    Gustavo Woltmann loves DIY! This is a great blog!- Gustavo Woltmann

  4. Carla V wrote:

    This reminds me of the work of Filipino artist Raffy Napay, who also creates huge canvases covered in thread artwork