The CARP-et! is a one-of-a-kind, custom shaped rug designed after the carp, or koi, as the fish is known in Japanese. The composition is that of the irezumi style, very much how koi are represented in Japanese tattoo art. This is a stand-out piece that will feature in any room, whether as a floor rug or as a display wall hanging.
The rug is hand-tufted from 100% New Zealand wool. A cut pile presents the koi in shades of grey, and a loop pile highlights the orange for texture, with a level pile height throughout the rug.
Please note: this is a pre-order; as these rugs are made by hand, we do not have them in stock. Orders are an intentional process, and the wait time for the rug is expected to be 6-8 weeks from the date pre-orders close. Please only order if you are comfortable with this timeline.
*December 2022 update: Pre-orders will close on Monday 2 January 2023, or when quantity limit is reached. Delivery is expected in late February/early March 2023.
* January 2023 update: Pre-orders are now closed as the quantity limit has been reached.
*February 2023 update: Rugs have now come off the loom, and are ready for finishing checks.
*March 2023 update: Thank you for your patience! Rugs will be sent out the week beginning 13 March.
All rugs have now been sent out; please email email@example.com if you have yet to receive your tracking email!
This piece is one that I am immensely proud to bring to life. I first had the idea to design rugs some years ago, when I was furnishing my working studio space. The reverberations I got from my speakers against the bare floor in the room set me looking for a rug to improve my daily sound quality, and that's when I decided to design one! What started as a search for a functional piece of furnishing soon led to being captivated by the possibilities of large, irregularly-shaped rugs in the style of art I love best.
Art is, by some definition, impractical. The tattoos I make have no functional purpose, but hold value in being a created work that is aesthetically appealing to both artist and wearer. Tattoos tend to be a more private and personal form of art; I am hoping that a large, beautiful irezumi-style rug will be a more open way of sharing an appreciation of the art form.
This product is a custom shaped rug. Please note that you are pre-ordering a rug that will be made by hand for you, with a 6-8 week lead time.
December 2022 pre-order: Expected delivery end-February/early March 2023.
Please note that discount codes are not valid for gift cards or for items on pre-order.
Material: 100% hand-tufted New Zealand wool, finished with third grey cotton backing
Technique: cut pile except for loop pile in orange, serged edging
Dimensions: approximately 2200mm L x 1110mm W
Weight: approximately 6.5kg
Dimensions: 900mm L x 500mm W x 150mm H
Weight: approximately 7-8kg when packaged
The rug will ship via Australia Post. Standard shipping costs are estimated to be as such:
|$24.55 to $108.85 depending on state/zone
|International Zone 1 New Zealand
|International Zone 2 Asia Pacific
|International Zone 3 USA and Canada
|International Zone 4 UK and Europe
|International Rest of World
These are estimates only; actual shipping costs will be reflected at checkout once the delivery address has been filled. We also offer express shipping for domestic orders only (do note that express shipping applies to the time your order is in the hands of Australia Post - the wait time of 6-8 weeks for the rug to be made still applies).
If you live within Australia, you will not be taxed on your order, as we ship orders from Melbourne.
Every other country's policy on import duties, customs and taxes is different. Please be informed of your country's policies on importing goods from overseas, as usually, orders over a certain threshold will be subject to fees upon delivery. Unfortunately, we have no control over these fees, as this is determined by each country's customs office.