Finarte (India) Oy

Kelim carpet hand woven

140 × 200 cm
Finarte (India) Oy
Kelim carpet hand woven
140 × 200 cm
    140 × 200 cm
    329,00 €all prices incl. VAT., excl. shipping costs
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    General Information

    Rangi za Africa. The colors of Africa

    The name says it all: Finarte calls this kilim carpet Mombasa. With its warm rust-redbrauntones, it is reminiscent of the red earth of Africa, while the muted blues, greens and ochres evoke the vastness of the savannah and the beach on the Indian Ocean. This color scheme is no accident, as the design was created in collaboration with the Finnish fair trade label Mifuko. The influence of Kenyan tradition and craftsmanship is based on the close ties of the two Mifuko founders to the country and its people and is evident in all designs. However, like all Finarte carpets, the carpet is woven in India. Thanks to the traditional kilim technique there, in which the pattern is created on both sides of the carpet, it can be used on both sides. A small but fine detail is formed by the knotted fringes. The carpet can be used anywhere in the home, and since it is flat woven (pile height 0.5 cm), it is also suitable for passageways and hallways. The carpet is woven by hand, so small irregularities in color, weave and size may occur. Should stains ever stray onto the carpet, we recommend treating them with (a little) carbonated water and gently dabbing with a cloth. For more thorough cleaning, please take the carpet to professional cleaning.

    Finarte. Inventor of a classic

    Who doesn't know the colorful Finnish patchwork carpet - less well known, however, is its inventor Eija Rasinmäki. Ever since she was given a loom by her mother, herself a weaver, at a young age, she has been passionate about carpet weaving and later turned her passion into a profession. From the beginning, as early as 1970, she used recycled cotton or wove from scraps - long before the term upcycling was coined. With her husband, she founded Finarte in 1985 to offer affordable, yet high-quality and sustainably produced rugs. While she initially designed all of the rugs herself, she now collaborates with a number of diverse designers. The common thread in her designs is the combination of traditional Finnish weaving with modern Finnish design.

    Saving water through upcycling

    Since the 1990s, Finarte has had its carpets made in India, a conscious decision for the production location: where the cotton grows, is processed and upcycled, it should also be woven. The company obtains selvedge remnants, production surpluses and cuttings from the textile industry, recycles them and finally weaves carpets from them. This saves around 11,000 liters of water per kilogram of recycled cotton - the amount that would be needed to produce one kilogram of fresh cotton. In upcycling, a wide variety of cotton scraps, mostly from the clothing industry, are shredded into fibers and spun into new yarn. In addition to recycled and upcycled cotton, Finarte uses other sustainable materials such as virgin wool, jute and leather scraps, and since 2018 they have also been making rugs from PET material obtained from recycled plastic bottles.

    Product Information

    Article Number 210377

      90% virgin wool, 10% cotton. Origin Egypt and India. Contains non-textile parts of animal origin: leather label. Basis weight 1.300 g/sqm. Made in India. Dimensions may vary slightly due to the artisan weaving process.
      W 140 × L 200 cm. Weight 4 kg.

      Care instructions textile

      wash by hand, maximum temperature 40°C
      do not bleach
      do not tumble dry
      Iron at maximum, sole plate temperature (110°C) without steam
      professional wet cleaning very mild process
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