Creating beautiful rugs takes time, patience, and above all, talent. Lisa Nilsson has got it all and her rug is one-of-a-kind.
Armed with rolls of Japanese mulberry paper in numerous colors, Nilsson uses a painstaking and centuries-old technique called quilling to create unique textile patterns on rugs. Her latest artworks “Jardine” and “Gospe”, Nilsson combines the influence of an Islamic carpet and an 8th century gospel cover. The rug took about eight months to complete with ornate flowers, stars, and more to fill the 27” by 34” frame. To mimic actual gold as used in old religious book covers, Nilsson used bright gilt edged paper in the Gospel piece.
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