So now as we approach 2017 a classic Michael Nelson Jagamara Yam Design (Black + White) has been interpreted as a limited edition hand woven rug. The original artwork was painted in 2001 on a large 2.5m canvas that had an ochre + gravel textured background providing a particular gritty texture, thus amplifying the shatter marks of the paint splashes – a feature certainly acknowledged in the finished rug design.
To achieve this graphic effect in wool, the original painting design was hand drawn into a template by master rug weavers based in Vietnam. It is hand knotted using 100% New Zealand wool using just three colours black, white and charcoal grey. The rugs are beautifully thick and extremely dense (plush) and retain an astonishing presence on the ground as a true work of art should.
MNJ’s Yam Rug has been editioned in two grand sizes
Extra Large 285x375cm (limited edition of 12) - $13,500
Large 220x300cm (limited edition of 18) - $9,900
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