'Beyond Repair' Rag Rug 3' x 5'6"
A collaboration between Sharktooth and Common Loom Studio for New York Textile Month, 2023.
This project showcased the process of unraveling an antique worn-through rag rug from Sharktooth’s collection, transforming its composition and design, and weaving it anew at Common Loom.
After a rug’s warp has worn through, its fabric weft can often be salvaged and woven anew. This process extends the life of the materials and offers an intimate lens into the life of the original weaver. ‘Beyond Repair' invites us to consider themes of regeneration, transformation, and renewal alongside the ethics of stewardship, care, and repair.
Material : Cotton, Nylon, Wool, Linen
Width : 64 in
Length : 36 in