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Ornate Turkish Rug Outlines by Heike Weber

German artist Heike Weber spent two months in Turkey as part of an exchange program in which she became rather familiar with the Middle Eastern culture that is simultaneously modern and traditional. One aspect of the country that stuck with HeikeHeike was her experience at the bazars filled with tourist-attracting oriental rugs known as kilims. Rather than buying some herself, the creative artist, whose own surname translates as “weaver,” took it upon herself to physically construct some intricately detailed carpets of her own.

Instead of using finely woven threads to create the ornate patterns, Heike opts to reinterpret the customarily threaded rugs with silicone in her aptly-titled series Kilim. She interlaces complex oriental motifs, resulting in a deconstructed, contoured piece to lay on the ground. More like a grooved-outline than an actual floor covering, the kilims add an interesting design to each space they inhabit.

Heike Weber website
via [Cosas cool, Taste of Thunder, Gradient]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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