Alexandra Kehayoglou, a 33-year-old Argentinean artist, creates incredible landscape rugs that look like miniature pastures, meadows, and many topographical wonders that elevate an ancient craft to modern art.
Kehayoglou makes use of leftover scraps of wool thread from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires to produce these wonderful, hand-tufted artworks.
These landscape rugs can wonderfully transform a dull space into a lush meadow dotted with pools of water and tufts of grass.
Her Greek grandparents fled to Argentina with their loom and little else when the First World War broke out. They started making Ottoman-style rugs in Isparta. After finishing art school in 2008, Kehayoglou started making carpets as her ancestors did, but with a twist.
At present, the family owns El Espartano, one of South America’s largest carpet companies.