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The 'A Kind of Guise' Kilim Project Uses 19th Century Persian Rugs

By: Taylor Keefe - Published: Nov 23, 2011 • References: akindofguise and porhomme
Traveling to the Middle East is not on the top of my list of things to do these days, but a trip taken two years ago by a Munich fashion company resulted in the 'A Kind of Guise' Kilim Project.

The A Kind of Guise Kilim Project is a launch of a collection of carry bags by the Munich-based brand. After venturing into the Middle East, the designers purchased a plethora of used, hand-knitted carpets from nearly every country surrounding the Persian Gulf. Some of the hand-knitted rugs date back to the 19th century. Over the years, the company has collected over 50 carpets to make a limited release of 100 bags.

With intricate designs combined with quality leather, each bags is handmade with the same quality and craftsmanship as the ancient rugs.