Take a Seat on These Artful Meditation Mats

The marriage between fashion and interiors continues. Rug guru Christopher Farr and Greg Chait, founder of cashmere-centric clothing and lifestyle label The Elder Statesman, are friends and now collaborators. Their new range of meditation mats features motifs derived from 1960’s pen-and-ink drawings by Chait’s late grandmother Thelma, whose abstracted figures have featured on numerous TES pieces throughout the years—most recently sweaters from the 2024 Holiday collection. The four rug designs, including Prayers, come in three colorways each. The 3-by-4 1⁄2-foot wool floor coverings are fabricated by weavers in Mirzapur, India, employing a centuries-old Persian hand-knotting technique that results in 144 knots per square inch. Through the Elder Statesman

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Photography courtesy of The Elder Statesman.

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