Jaime Hayon interprets Afghan and Japanese Folklore in collaboration with Nodus


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Japanese Folklore through the medium of tapestry

Jaime Hayon chose to collaborate with NODUS to develop a contemporary interpretation of the traditional folklore, creating unique, one-off wall-tapestries resulting from mixed weaving techniques.

Afghan Folklore and Japanese Folklore are the first tapestry-carpets resulting of this collaboration.

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Afghan Folklore full view

Japanese Folklore Hayon Nodus

Japanese Folklore full view

They take inspiration from stories and characters of specific folk elements, with the goal of using cultural references and different patterns to convey the richness of tradition. 

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Beautiful dresses with traditional patterns and a symphony of instruments into the design

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Afghan Folklore detail

The playful approach of Hayon and his particular point of view, combined with the NODUS' experience in textiles, creates magical and spectacular compositions that tell traditional stories from a contemporary point of view.

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Rug bringing happiness to living spaces with the joyful imagery of Afghan folklore

Jaime Hayon claims:”With my new design for Nodus in collaboration with artisans of Afghanistan, I explore the folklore of the culture through the medium of tapestry. Inspired by the vibrant life of Afghan culture, I incorporated certain elements such as beautiful dresses with traditional patterns and a symphony of instruments into the design, and paired them together with my own whimsical style. The Afghan artisans use a very special technique of tapestry which brings the design to life with sharp detail down to the last thread. In my previous collaboration with Nodus, I sought to bring Japanese folklore together with the heritage of Nodus, which has long stood for quality and the bridging of East and West. With this new collaboration, I hope to bring happiness to living spaces with the joyful imagery of Afghan folklore and the craftsmanship of the country’s artisans.”

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The composition takes inspiration from stories and characters of specific folk elements 


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