Buffaloes in the Swiss underground
by Adeline Seidel | 11/4/2014
For her Salor carpet, Bernhard decided to use wool felt - possibly humankind's oldest textile material. Wool felt represents warmth, protection and security, and has been used to shape rooms for many millennia - one need only think of the yurts used by As
ian nomads since time immemorial. Her design was inspired both by traditional Turkmen carpets (specifically their woven edges and primary colour, red) and by abstract art. Her central themes are simplicity, repetition and concentration - typical Ruckstuhl
themes if you will - which have been interpreted in an entirely new manner here, underscoring the meditative character of this carpet. Salor is made of strips of felt that have been glued together in such a way that their cut edges comprise the surface.
The artist has cleverly capitalised on the fact that the edges of this dyed wool felt exhibit a delicate differentiation of colour, as these variations gently emphasise the striped pattern of the carpet.
|Colors||shades of red|