For the first time in Romania, Renaissance Art Gallery presents the carpets of Woven Legends (www.wovenlegends.com) made by Anka Cooperative, a social company that employs Syrian refuges women.
SHIRVAN- 374,969 Knots, 132×192 cm
Handcrafted in Sanliurfa refugee camp with naturally dyed, handspun wool, this timeless tribal rug was inspired by designs from ancient Anatolia. With over 375,000 knots, this carpet employed and empowered women refugees for over 4 months. Geometric and lively, these colorful Tribal rugs contain traditional designs that continue to inspire. The balanced geometric shapes in this one-of-a-kind carpet will stand out in any home or office.
“Each person has two countries” – is Ammar Alnahhas statement now that he has relocated to Romania, coming originally from the ancient, beautiful and historic country – today divided by civil war – of Syria. Through his many exhibitions since his arrival in Bucharest, Ammar has become much-appreciated by collectors. His art, in private collection from Europe to the Orient, does not change the way Ammar lives. He creates with honesty and he has remained modest in his sole.
There is a Mesopotamian touch in his art, those cultural patterns Ammar came with from Syria. They are now here in South-East Europe with colours of a different land, Romania, and its traditions.