The Sima Pashtun Carpet Looks like It's Sinking into the Ground

 - Apr 16, 2011
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The Sima Pashtun rug is an intriguing piece of home decor that gives the awesome illusion that it is sinking into the ground like quicksand.

Designed by Armenian-born and Istanbul-raised duo Mauricio and Sebastián Lara, the Sima Pashtun rug takes a relatively traditional carpet pattern and tweaks it thanks to a technologically enabled optical illusion. Excellently executed by Odabashian Trading Corp., the Sima Pashtun rug is currently being exhibited at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City.

The Sima Pashtun rug is specifically inspired by a Tibetan technique that was developed over 3000 years ago. It uses quality materials from New Zealand, Egypt and India.