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Tuulikki Peltonen

VM CARPET Pajukko Rug

 

Dialogue between industrial carpet design and natural dyes

The Pajukko rug designed by Peltonen uses naturally dyed and undyed paper yarn. The darker brown color comes from Finnish willow. The quiet weave structure with thin paper yarns highlights the calm brown color. The Pajukko rug discusses the possibilities of replacing synthetic dyes with colors from nature and leaving materials undyed. Many aspects ranging from color fastness to trends need to be considered.

The carpet is an example of Finnish local textile production: The willow dye is produced by Natural Indigo Finland. The paper yarns are spun and dyed locally in Lappajärvi. From Lappajärven Värjäämö the yarns go to VM Carpet weaving mill where the carpet is woven, finished with a backing, and bordered. The backing maintains the rug’s shape and prevents it from sliding.

 

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