Playing with tradition. Wool GURs.
Working with artists and illustrators, Célia Esteves of Rugs by GUR blends Portugal's traditional weaving heritage with a touch of fun and design.
New GUR "Formigueiro" is a collaboration with the artist Nicolau.
GUR joined a new artisan, working with recycled cotton yarn to create this new GUR, size 140cmx200cm.
In the process of creating a new GUR, we always experiment new techniques to translate the artist's designs more effectively. We are very limited in a way, but part of the fun in the process is to find new solutions. GUR is never a copy of the original design; it is the translation of that design into the weaving technique. And it's this with all its limitations that allow us to discover new ways of working. The outcome is always a surprise, usually a good one.