Heritage Revival

Jansen x Engelgeer
2017 – ongoing project

For the last 40 years Jos Jansen has been weaving woolen rugs and sold them to high-end interior stores or private clients.We visited his old weaving factory in Ruurlo, a small village in the east of The Netherlands. What we found there was an old barn with a few weaving machines, an attic with lots of nicely coloured wool in various thickness and quality. Boxes full of colour swatches and combinations and a full archive of hand woven samples. The craftsmanship is still visible in every part of the product. With the archive in mind and enough yarns to finish, we started to created small woven samples in which we play with the variety of  colors and yarns left ,referring back this heritage.

an ongoing project in collaboration with: Crafts Council Nederland
Images: Iris Duvekot
Thanks to: Bertie van Keulen