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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Staff Pick – Kaleidoscope Rug

At Orley Shabahang we make authenticity a priority at every step of the Persian carpet-making process. This is how we are able to bring our unique designs to life. From our vegetable-based dyes to our handspun wool, each piece of our method is vital in creating the final masterpiece. Arguably the most important component, however, is the weaver herself. Only a well-versed weaver can create a design as intricate as the Kaleidoscope rug. The appreciation of a skilled weaver’s hands is just one of the reasons why we love this handmade rug.

This 9' x 12' version of Orley Shabahang's Kaleidoscope rug has a sky blue ground with a spiral design made up of layered circles in yarns of salmon, crimson, navy, soft green, light peach and cream.
Kaleidoscope 8’10” x 12’5″

Bahram Shabahang’s creative mind conceived the design illustrated by Orley Shabahang’s Kaleidoscope rug. Its inspiration is the same as the rest of the Galaxy Series. In the words of Shabahang, “Existence is boundless, and thus everything from the tiny atom to the expansive universe is related.” Kaleidoscope’s design clearly expresses this concept. Its series of overlapping circles move in a spiral formation. The circles continue to grow in scale from the center of the rug outward to its simple border. We love how beautifully and elegantly Shabahang was able to illustrate this connection between the small “atoms” in the center of the rug to the large cell-like circles along the border.

Orley Shabahang's Kaleidoscope rug was featured in Architectural Digest Germany. The image shows a series of wood spheres and blocks stacked vertically at the center of Kaleidoscope's spiral of circles.
Architectural Digest Germany – May 2014

Looking to decorate your floor with a one-of-a-kind signature carpet? You can find our favorite Kaleidoscope rug alongside a wide array of other handmade Persian carpets. Whether you lean traditional, tribal, or contemporary, we are sure to have the perfect style in store for you. Check out our website for more information!