Antique tribal Rugs can identify our roots according to Textile expert and Exhibitionist Tania Welz. She brings about series of works called Be-longing. Be-Longing describes as how used and worn rugs and Kilims, made by nomadic can reflect internal psychological and external territorial perception of our roots.
Global migration, displacement and the search for a new home are an increasingly common phenomena of our times.Thus they require a need for development of a broader concept of ‘Heimat’; one that expands beyond territorial identification and embraces cultural and individual nuances, creating new ways to BE in this present world.
There is a longing, a yearning that will pave new overarching ways to belong.
‘Heimat’ is a German word that describes a strong inner belonging to someone, something or somewhere. It is comparable with the English word ‘home’, but more complex since it includes also the concept of fatherland.
Imperial Rugs was delighted to be able to source some old antique nomadic rugs for this project. The Key note was to identify the relevant products. Amongst these rugs ones belonging to Tekke tribes located in South Turkmenistan did have both patterns and colours complementing this unique work.