Umai Rug by Marina Begman

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Umai

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Rug

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by a legend of Turkic and Mongolian people, about ancient goddess Umai - a benevolent spirit, the patroness of children and women. The mother goddess was depicted with golden hair, with a comb-shaped hairstyle. The rug drawing is depicting her loose hair in the wind

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
One hundred percent natural sheep wool hand-felted and hand-stitched, dyed with herbs. Wool texture comes out beautifully through natural color combination and detailed stitching. Using an ancient and rare nomadic technique of rug making, included in UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safekeeping, the best of natural material is brought out, making it state of the art rug or wall decoration for modern home

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
It is a piece of art that could decorate your floor or wall. Also helps with acoustics to limit noise pollution. It retains warmth when it is cold, and keeps a space cool when it is hot. It's antibacterial, and doesn't absorb odours.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
A custom rug takes two months to make including delivery. Workshop is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Creating Hair of Umay is a complex endeavour, following ancient techniques of shyrdak making and research of central asian legends included interviewing the elder women artisans in Naryn. Wool, the primary material, is sheared from sheep in the spring. It is then washed, dried, coloured, and pressed into sheets. The sheets are cut into beautiful patterns and hand stitched together. These patterns are quilted onto a large piece of plain wool base, creating a soft, thick, high-quality carpet.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
3000 mm x 2000 mm x 15 mm

TAGS:
felt, wool, handmade rug, shyrdak

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
First, the technique itself was researched. Secondly, the ancient legends of central asian nomads were learned.The technique research included academic research about shyrdak making, traveling to Kyrgyzstan to remote mountainous region Naryn, where this technique is still kept by elder women, interviewing them, as well as participating in shyrdak making to experience and understanding the technique firsthand. The research of nomadic legends included reading central asian literature and interviewing a university professor on Kyrgyz literature and history.

CHALLENGE:
The rug is fully hand-stitched, cannot be imitated by a sewing machine. It takes one experienced woman-artisan 3 days to stitch one m2. It takes 6 sheep to make one rug of 3m by 2m size. The whole process is hand-made and very labor intensive.

ADDED DATE:
2020-02-28 13:54:39

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Aliya Rakhman

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Dias Nurmagambetov, Variations, 2020
Image #2: Photographer Dias Nurmagambetov, Variations, 2020
Image #3: Photographer Dias Nurmagambetov, Variations, 2020
Image #4: Photographer Dias Nurmagambetov, Variations, 2020
Image #5: Photographer Dias Nurmagambetov, Variations, 2020

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Marina Begman

PROFILE:
Begman Marina is a qualified interior designer from the Kazakstan who practises of interior, product design and making. Her works always start with the investigation of culture heritage, and materials research to a define a shape of objects This approach, almost environmental, allows based on the traditions and experience of previous generations to create a new product, and also purposes of production as well as possible perspectives for artisans in remote areas of the country.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Umai Rug by Marina Begman is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Umai Rug by Marina Begman is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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