Sarka  2013

The collection has been inspired by traditional Finnish wall carpets which used to decorate the walls of many homes not so long ago. Many Finnish provinces even had their own designs and specific colour schemes for these precious textiles. 

Since then appreciation towards these many times hand-woven wall carpets has decreased greatly, and they can be abundantly found from second-hand shops all over the country.

The idea of this project was to give a new and appreciated life for these neglected textiles in a form of bags. Each bag is unique due to available material selection.

The textiles were cut and sewn in a way which gives an interesting  grafic appearance for the bags. Depending on the size of the wall carpet, it could give material for three different sized bags. 

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