Exhibition8 May 2023 - 12 May 2023, 10:00 - 18:00
8 South Audley Street
Jaipur Rugs and Jocelyn Burton: Woven Gems
Leading social enterprise Jaipur Rugs unveils its collection of limited-edition rugs designed in collaboration with the foremost British jeweller and silversmith, the late Jocelyn Burton. Drawing from her most exquisite designs, the pieces are crafted from 100% pure silk by more than 30 artisans across two workshops in India.
Leading social enterprise Jaipur Rugs unveils its collaboration with the foremost British jeweller and silversmith, the late Jocelyn Burton. Inspired by some of her most exquisite designs, the Jaipur Rugs ~ Jocelyn Burton collection of limited-edition rugs is crafted from 100% pure silk by more than 30 artisans across two workshops in India. Using traditional techniques passed down through generations, each rug involves 90 people in different stages of weaving, dying and finishing.
The collection features 11 striking designs, with a limited run of only 10 pieces each. Jaipur Rugs and Jocelyn Burton chose the Tibetan and Persian construction techniques to suit each of the designs, applying different weaves to confer a distinct range of textures and tactility. A single rug can take up to 180 days to produce, making them a true labour of love and a testament to the skill and dedication of the artisans who created them.
Jocelyn first travelled to India in 1990 and quickly became enamoured with the colour and sophistication of the architecture in Delhi and Jaipur and the quality of the craftsmanship on display at every turn. Developing a profound attachment to the country and its culture, she regularly visited until she passed away in 2020.