Designing Limited Edition Traditional Rugs and Tapestries using Original Art & Contemporary Imagery through Fair Trade.
I am raising capital for my DESIGN COMPANY.
While primarily a painter, I have always used a variety of materials and techniques to make fine art. Translating iconic, archetypal and universal imagery from my paintings to TEXTILE DESIGN, I have designed rugs and tapestries-art that can be lived with and enjoyed everyday in your home or office- using imagery which spans thousands of years and multiple cultures.
Determined to use the FINEST MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES in a respectful and responsible manner, I collaborate exclusively with fair trade artisans. The rugs from this particular project are designed by me and knotted by adult artisans in Pakistan.
Communications between myself and my artisan partners in Pakistan have been largely through cyberspace, crossing geographical and cultural boundaries. These unspoken exchanges have required us to build a mutual trust in understanding what was required to create these rugs-and the final product has exceeded expectations.
I have loved creating these special pieces, but my biggest reward is knowing that together we are building positive livelihoods for all of us. This is at the heart of what I want my business to be.
Funds contributed now will go to production and marketing of the LIMITED EDITION HEIRLOOM RUG SERIES.
I hope that you will support my project so that I can continue to make products of the HIGHEST QUALITY, MADE with INTEGRITY and infused with UNIVERSAL MEANING.
Please view my Rewards in exchange for your support and see details of rugs under "Post update" (top of page) or visit www.miamuratori.com
Munificent thanks to Kickstarter for this platform, the Sounds of Taraab for music and Roth Johnson for technical support.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 3, 2012.
Apr 3, 2012 - May 3, 2012 (30 days)
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Five postcards of "Velocity of Thought" encaustic painting. The "Velocity of Thought" painting has appeared in international invitational exhibits, magazines and film production.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Lime Green Lotus Wall Hanging/Floor Covering/Yoga Mat PVC 6P Free Eco-Friendly 24"x67" Although the mats were intended for yoga or pilates they work great in the the kitchen as a floor covering or wall hanging! Vibrant color with comfortable cushion and easy to clean!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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"Red Lotus" Custom Size 18"x24 or 24"x30" Print on Archival Paper Signed Limited Edition Art Work used for Textile DesignEstimated delivery: May 2012
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"Red and Gold Lotus" HEIRLOOM Wool PakPersian Rug Runner/Tapestry 512 knots per sq inch 2'6"x8' Makes an impeccable wedding or house warming gift for loved ones or keep for your self! Rugs take 8 to 12 months to make. These rugs are currently in production. This is an opportunity to buy at wholesale price!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $3,600 or more
1 backer Limited (6 of 7 left)
"Red and Black Lotus" HEIRLOOM- Wool Pak Persian Rug 16/16 double knot style with 512 knots per sq inch 5'1"x7'7" Featured on loom with family. Rugs are currently in production. This is an opportunity to buy at wholesale price!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012