Standout: The punk couturier celebrates Scotland’s spiky national flower in an entirely handmade rug with blooms of fine yarn scattered across a background of pewter or gold Tibetan wool.
2. Designer: Robert Knoke for Henzel Studio.
Product: Bruce LaBruce.
Standout: In Knoke’s hands, an abstracted portrait of the titular filmmaker and artist–surrounded, aptly, by images of the designer’s fingerprints–becomes a hand-knotted rug of New Zealand wool and silk.
Standout: The rich tone-on-tone colorway of Levy’s textured design–which juxtaposes New Zealand wool and shimmery bamboo silks–artfully channels Mother Nature’s lush beauty.
Standout: On each traditionally loomed handwoven rug, a wide expanse of neutral Himalayan wool meets a bold stripe of green, dark blue, or orange; a fringe border finishes one or both sides.
5. Designer: Luke Irwin of Luke Irwin.
Product: Cumulae Caractacus.
Standout: An astounding treasure Irwin found in his Wiltshire garden–an ancient Roman mosaic and subsequently a villa–bought to light a pattern the designer translated into a timeless rug, which can be hand knotted to order in wool, silk, or cashmere.
6. Designer: Erik Lindström of Lindström Rugs.
Standout: The human heart in all its complexity throbs in black-and-white 100 percent Tibetan wool–or, since the heart wants what it wants, in custom colors, materials, and sizes.
7. Designer: Helen Yardley of Helen Yardley.
Product: Cha Cha.
Standout: The rhythmic path of dancing feet take shape on this handmade cotton flatweave, screenprinted in India, via white lines that cha-cha across fields of gray, Naples yellow, or teal.
Product: Kaibab II.
Standout: A striated combination of cut and loop knots of minimally processed Tibetan wool interprets the northern Arizona national forest’s famed cliffs and petroglyphs in colorways like peppercorn and Earl Grey.