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Hemp rugs – The Future of Home Decor

Monday, October 1, 2018 10:47:20 PM Europe/Paris

For over thousands and hundreds of years, people all around the world have been captivated by the refreshing and airy appearance of the hemp rugs and products. And when something survives and thrives for that many years, you know that there is some serious quality involved.

Hemp is incredibly strong, durable, versatile, mildew and rot resistant and sustainable fiber that makes for highly hard-wearing rugs. Hemp rugs are beautiful, use fewer chemicals during processing and they simply make sense both ecologically and aesthetically.

They are vegans and vegetarians number one rug choice. Nevertheless, anyone who is looking for something eco-friendly and genuinely natural in their home will fall in love with these stylish and versatile rugs.

Did you know that almost every part of the hemp plant, including the stalk can be utilized for making a rug? Incredible, we know.

It's Royal Highness – Sukhi's Irmak Rug and How to Style It

At Sukhi we make our hemp rugs exclusively with 100% natural hemp. With their utterly charming and subtle differences in color and tone, our hemp rugs are the feast for the eye.

Their deep richness comes from the way they are made. Our artisans weave them by hand and the amount of work and passion that's infused into these rugs truly shines through.

We're especially proud of our white Irmak rug. We love how natural and neutral base it provides to every space and how it works with all types of furniture.

It's ideal for any setting that includes bold decor and bright patterns and colors, however, it looks the best in high-traffic areas that demand a very sturdy rug.

It looks beautiful in the living room, foyer and kitchen as that's where you need more durable and stain resistant materials the most.

The best way to style it in your kitchen is to make it the focal point of the room and go with the minimalistic approach with the rest of the space. That way, it will command the attention and amazed sighs from everyone who steps into your kitchen.

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For the living room, you will find our Irmak to look gorgeous when put in the center of the room. To alter the look of your living room even more, add some vintage furniture and modern art pieces, along with some unusual plants all around.

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In the foyer go for the monochromatic, black and white style. One punchy, accent chair and a coffee table along with the rug will look simple, yet alluring and inviting at the same time.

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With our Irmak rug, your high-traffic rooms have finally met their match.

Why You Should Get a Hemp Rug In the First Place

You mean besides having an incredibly durable and gorgeous rug that celebrates nature? Yes, there are plenty more reasons for bringing a hemp rug into your home as it is an ideal choice for any decor.

And while it has a naturally coarse texture, it will soften to some extent and become stronger with time.

Here are some of the reasons why you will want a hemp rug:

Texture and Warmth

It's hard to imagine great decor without adding a bit of texture to it. What better way to do so than to install a hemp rug into your favorite room. Hemp rugs will instantaneously make any space feel complete by adding a splash of earthy and organic tones.

Furthermore, they don't make the room feel overwhelming, adding just a hint of warmth no matter the color palette of the room. Which brings us to…

Colors

Most hemp rugs come in neutral, earthy tones which makes decorating for all the seasons extremely simple. More importantly, they match every color you can imagine. You can put your hemp rug in any room, throw around some rainbow color pillows and blankets and space will still look lovely and relaxing.

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Photo credit: @Another-day

Layering

Adding so much needed depth and richness to the favorite space in your home has never been easier than with hemp rugs.

Nonetheless, you can even layer a hemp rug and then add another patterned patchwork rug over it for a more intense and vibrant feeling.

Versatility

If you like to keep your options open when it comes to home decor, hemp rugs are the way to go. If you wish to switch up your home decor often or in between the seasons, a hemp rug will be happy to fit into any of your decor's themes and ideas.

It is the ideal foundation of the room, allowing you to trade in new art pieces, add a punchy, eclectic detail or some accent chair, you name it. In the blink of an eye, you can transform your home from sophisticated, vintage and antique chic to elegant and modern apartment or whatever you have in mind.

Hemp rug is definitely the new synonym for versatility!

Posted in News By Katarina

The Story of Beni Ourain Rugs Magnificence - Clash of Traditional and Modern

Monday, September 10, 2018 11:10:12 PM Europe/Paris

Did you know that the Beni Ourain rugs are thought-out to be the most prestigious rugs in Morocco? How can they not be, when these stunning rugs have a fascinating ability to connect the tradition and heritage with modern-day interior decor to create something truly breathtaking and timeless. Today we share why you should bring the Beni Ourain rugs warmth and plushness into your home and the tradition behind these elegant and gorgeous rugs.

Tradition

The story of the Beni Ourain rugs dates back to the Paleolithic Era when the skillful people of Morocco had started hand-woven these beautiful rugs. A group of Beni Ourain tribes from the Middle Atlas was making their traditional neutral rugs from the undyed wool mostly to use them as mattresses or as a blanket in the winter months.

Traditionally, the tribal weavings that can be found on the rugs were made exclusively by women. These symbols are ancient and are passed down from mother to daughter. Here at Sukhi, we were moved by these textiles that were crafted at the whim of the weaver, whose only guide was her ancestral tradition. That's how Sukhi Beni Ourain rugs came to be.

Each of our artisans weaves the story of her life into the rug, so there are no two Beni Ourain rugs alike. Every single of them is a unique and original piece of art. Themes that can be found on them are related to birth, fertility, nature, rural life and religious beliefs. That’s why symbols of lucky charms and tribe ceremonies are often present. Our artisans make Beni Ourain rugs from 100% special sheep wool that is 100% undyed. That's exactly how their ancestors did it. Marvelous, don't you think?

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Why Bring the Beni Ourain Rug In Your Home

The epitome of elegance and luxury, made from what is considered to be the finest wool on earth, the Beni Ourain rugs are the most comfortable rugs you will ever find. Walking on them feels like walking on the exceptionally soft and warm cloud. The path to heaven is made from Beni Ourains as far as we're concerned.

Beni Ourain rugs are for boho and eco-lovers, but also for everyone who wants to explore the whole new world of travel and adventure under their feet. Best of all, they are a classic design that fits perfectly in any room with the lovely natural ivory linen and astonishing white and cream shades. However, we like them best in living rooms where they tend to bring the warmness and richness.

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Photo credit: @Helmihytti

You get to choose from graphically dense to monochrome patterns, from saturated shades to natural, more muted nuances. We dare you not to fall in love with the bold colors, in-depth patterns and dynamic, gestural shapes on our rugs.

Although they have such a long tradition, Beni Ourain rugs are remarkably modern looking. They are also great for those who enjoy minimalism because they feature the minimalistic design of diamonds, triangles and a whole lot of other figures and symbols.

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The tremendous amount of work and skills that go into them is indescribable. Imagine multiple weavers dedicatedly threading the wool and tying individual pile knots to craft a unique masterpiece, just for you. Don't say that this doesn't make you feel special.

Bring our Beni Ourain rug into your home and watch how vintage style, antique and tradition clash with modern and elegant right before your eyes.

Posted in News By Katarina

Bring the breeze of autumn to your home

Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:55:02 PM Europe/Paris

With autumn just around the corner, it's now the perfect time to start your home makeover and prepare it for the season of sweater weather, hot chocolate and cozy stay-at-home days when you are curled in your favorite blanket while the rain pours outside. We are only a few weeks away from stepping into the autumn season and although it may seem that there is plenty of time to alter your home, you will want to start earlier and create your dreamy autumn fairytale house on time.

Yellow Fantasy

For most of us, the first association to autumn is yellow. Why not bring that breath of yellow fantasy right into your home? It's as simple as adding a yellow felt ball rug in your living room. And you don't even have to stick to the idea of autumn yellow. Think of what yellow represents to you and design a custom wool rug of your dreams. Our favorite is a round lemon yellow rug. It breaks the monotony of dull white walls and neutral furniture so well. It's like you can almost smell the pleasant lemony aroma that awakens all the senses. Pick some unconventional wooden piece that paints the atmosphere in vintage vibe and admire the end result.

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Photo credit: @bonjourtangerine

Orange Vision

Orange is the new black when it comes to autumn. It's the queen of autumn colors that will turn your living room into an exotic pleasure. There is no better way of indulging yourself for the upcoming season than bringing the orange rug in your home. Orange is the color of fire, but don't worry, you won't get burned when walking on our orange felt ball rug. In the matter effect, thousands of handmade felt balls will make you feel like walking on clouds. By installing the orange rug in your home, you will instantly create the illusion of an open space that feels warm and inviting – the ideal place for drinking your hot chocolate with cinnamon.

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Brown Coziness

Do you want your home to be an oasis of tranquility and peace during the whole autumn season? If you are a lover of nature and everything organic, perfect – you are just like Sukhi. Want to create a soothing, earthy environment in just about any room? Take our advice and go for a gorgeous brown rug. There is something so special about the raw beauty of different shades of brown personified in a charming and cozy rug. Brown rug will add instant charm, warmth and flawless rustic feeling to all your rooms. Intensify this feeling by adding a small table or any other piece of furniture made of wood.

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Photos credit: @Daramina and @Kisseundkarma

Our artisans from Nepal need some time to craft your unique felt ball rug and turn your wildest dreams of perfect autumn home into a reality. That's a pretty good reason to start thinking of what colors you want to see in your home for the upcoming season as soon as possible and let us do our magic to make them come true.

Posted in News By Katarina

The art of flirting with colors also known as cut felt rugs

Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:57:56 AM Europe/Paris

Everyone experiences some mood swings here and there. In those moments, all we want is to curl cozy in our favorite chair or bed and stay there. In case you think nothing can fix this state of mind, you might want to reconsider because we have discovered the magic pill that will splash a rainbow of colors back into your life and home.

We named it the cut felt rug. Coming in rectangle, round or made especially for you these rugs will literally transform your life and décor.

Rectangle

Sophisticated, luxurious, innovative, highly elegant, rich in texture, with a distinctive look and feel, that's how we would describe our rectangle cut felt rugs. They are something you will want to pass to your kids so that they can continue the tradition.

The felt is one of the earliest fabrics made by man. We appreciate its beauty, warmth and strength. That's how you will feel too with one of our beautiful rectangle cut felt rug in your home.

For extra coziness, put it on your kitchen floor because why not when it looks so lovely everywhere. We dare you not to smile just by looking at this vivid and splashy artistry. The only ‘problem’ is your dog will never want to leave its softness and comfort again.

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Round

The finest quality yarns and wools are used for all our rugs from Indian collection. However, this is the most obvious in our round cut felt rugs. Soft and elegant, they are the feast for the eyes with their captivating and delightful textures.

These rugs come in all the colors that bring the joy, including the bright red, chocolate, silver, beige, ivory and more. One thing is for sure, nothing on earth demands such attention like cut felt carpets, no matter where you place them.

Although it's a tough call, we have to admit that we like them best in the living room. You can’t go wrong with the lovely white, beige and chocolate round rug placed on a wooden floor. Snuggly, soft and warm, it will last you for years to come.

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Photo credit: @nikavintageblog III

Add the vintage vibe by including the astonishing mirror, plants (lots of them if possible) and some unusual ornaments around your rug and enjoy your stress relief corner after a long day.

Your Special Someone – Custom Cut Felt Rug

Feeling like a designer these days? Or maybe you need a rug that will match your special room's color, shape and texture? Sukhi is happy to help you create the combination of your dreams. We can provide you with a round or rectangle custom rug with the color of your choosing. You are one-in-a-million, so you deserve a rug that is equally unique.

Our wonderful artisans from India will put their heart and soul while knotting together your handmade wool rug for the next several weeks. But trust us, the waiting will pay off once you see the result. You will be delighted with how warm and classy your rug will look and feel.

Install it in your living room or your favorite reading corner, throw some pillows or plants around and enjoy your own one-of-a-kind piece of art. Go ahead and pick your colors and leave the rest to us.

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We love flirting with colors, that's why our favorite color are all of them. Because we couldn't choose just one, we decided to go all in. For us, this meant making the cut felt rug with at least 3,000 to 4,000 motifs. Just a couple of thousand motifs and we will stop. Or not.

So, rectangle, round or unique one, what's it going to be?

Posted in News By Katarina

Transform Your Home for Summer

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:04:53 PM Europe/Paris

Are you ready for summer? We are excited for the warmer weather and to bring you a few quick and easy tips for giving your home a summer makeover.

Bright Colors

Thick wool blankets and cozy throws are perfect for curling up by the fire or for bundling up on rainy, dreary days, but summer decor calls for something completely different. What better time of year to experiment with new colors? Whether you’re repainting a room in your home or brightening up a space by switching out chair cushions or throw pillows, nothing says summer like a burst of color. Using our colorful rugs as a foundation, switch up your home décor by utilizing bright couch cushions, rugs and throw pillows. You can see how stunning the colors are against a backdrop of neutral colored furniture.

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Photo credit:  www.irisdombrage.com

Outdoor Spaces

The summer months are also the perfect time to reimagine your garden or patio space. Think about what makes summer feel like summer to you when adding new items. Make the space your own with tropical accents, wicker and rattan furniture, and rugs with bold colors and patterns that come from warmer parts of the world. Of course, lush greenery always adds a very refreshing and energetic touch to any outdoor space. Plants thrive in warmer climates with lots of sunlight. Take advantage of this by lining your space with natural beauty. White, string lights also add a light and airy vibe to outdoor spaces; perfect when entertaining your guests for an outdoor, evening affair.

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Photo credit:  www.liliinwonderland.fr

Out with the Old, In with the New

Switch out your current home decor for new items that remind you of summer. Start fresh by taking all of your winter decorations off the shelves, tables and mantles and putting them away. Once your space is free of these items, it will be easier to picture which elements will help to transform the space. The fireplace is typically the centerpiece of the home during winter months. For summer, you want to draw attention away from it. You can do so by placing a bright rug just off to the side of it, which will draw the eye. Add pops of color to your living space by incorporating a few books with brightly colored book covers. Books used for interior decorating can easily be found at garage sales or thrift stores.

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Sunlight and Centerpieces

Let the sunlight in by replacing your thick, heavy winter curtains with linens and silky fabrics. Sheer curtains give you some protection from the glare of the sun, while still allowing a cool breeze to circulate. Add fresh cut flowers to the most used areas of your home, such as the kitchen or dining room. If you want to get creative with your centerpieces, you can use souvenirs that you have collected during your trips to the beach or trips abroad. These travel souvenirs will also serve as a fascinating conversation piece between you and your guests during meals. Our colorful felt ball rugs from Nepal are the quintessential summer décor item. Our custom designs even enable you to use them as seat cushions.

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Posted in News By Keisha

The Moroccan Beni Ourain Adds Warmth to All-White Interiors

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:38:37 AM Europe/Paris

We love all-white interior design for the cool, clean aesthetic it creates. It’s also possible to create an all-white interior that exudes warmth and coziness. Using our Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs as inspiration, we will show you how to give your neutral space a boost of vibrant personality.

Plants

Plants are a prominent feature in the “Jungalow” style, which has taken the design world by storm. Lush greenery adds dimension to a space and literally breathes new life into it. If you’re ever in doubt about how to style a particularly awkward or empty corner of your home, you can’t go wrong by putting a large or unique plant to fill in the space. It will also make for a great conversation piece.

Plants do more for your home than add beautiful aesthetics, they also offer humongous health benefits; they absorb harmful toxins in the air and also help to regulate humidity. Besides, they’re an inexpensive way to add instant color and glamour to your bedroom, living room or outdoor patio. For a fresh pop of color, add a green plant to your white space. Notice how a green plant complements our white rug below. The Beni Ourain rug is known for its luxurious and decadent quality. Adding a special plant in the room along with the rug will make your home feel like a grand palace.

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Photo credit: storiesofcharline.wordpress.com

Pop of Color

A pop of color in an otherwise all-white interior will take your space to the next level. The rug on top of a rug style has been prominent in Moroccan interior design for centuries. This look is now becoming quite popular in modern décor. Deep, jewel-colored rugs such as the one featured below are striking and a beautiful way to showcase your white Beni Ourain, once the white rug is placed on top of it. Notice how the rich blue hue both draws your attention to it while also highlighting the beautiful rug seated on top of it. Take a look at our overdyed Turkish patchwork rugs for inspiration for the rug on rug design style.

Brightly colored throw pillows and colorful, printed wallpapers are another way of adding color to your white space. Throw pillows are convenient due to their ability to be changed out depending on the season or on your mood. While wallpaper is a bit more of a commitment, the wide variety of options now available on the market will be sure to make you fall in love.

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Photo credit: @sunnychichome

Wall Art

Eclectic wall art and global accents have taken on a life of their own in recent years. Decorative items such as ornate mirrors, fabric wall hangings, framed images and rare souvenirs create the look of a well-traveled soul. Luckily, one doesn’t have to travel to the ends of the earth to collect such beautiful artifacts. Thrift stores offer many lovely and individualized finds at very affordable prices. Once a white Beni Ourain has been strategically placed in the room, the complete look truly comes together.

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Photo credit: @paulinedress

As we are really loving the all-white design trend at this time, we will be showcasing some of our favorite looks through an all-white theme on our Instagram page. Please stay tuned for more design inspiration from Sukhi!

Posted in News By Keisha

Inspiring Sukhi: the Wabi Sabi Japanese art of living in acceptance

Monday, April 23, 2018 9:58:26 PM Europe/Paris

Wabi-sabi is (…) an understated beauty that exists in the modest, rustic, imperfect, or even decayed, an aesthetic sensibility that finds a melancholic beauty in the impermanence of all things.

Andrew Juniper, author

In today’s world, we are surrounded by mass-produced objects in perfect shape, cheap to produce, easily replaceable and rarely made of natural fabrics and materials. It it is a breath of fresh air to discover the Japanese ancient esthetic philosophy of Wabi Sabi.

Wabi Sabi inspires us to bring authenticity, calmness and thoughtfulness in our home décor, in a natural and ethical way. Let us tell you why.

Wabi 侘(わ)び in its original meaning translates as “loneliness” and refers to the peace of a simple and humble life lived in nature. Sabi 寂(さ)び refers to the transience of everything, to the beauty of change caused by age, and to the acceptance of the natural cycle of birth and death.

At Sukhi, we love the principles behind Wabi Sabi. Especially the calmness and the serenity that come when we do not engage in unnecessary complications and we follow the natural flow of life.

We are humbled to discover this Japanese aesthetics and vision of life. In the Western world it seems so difficult to embrace such a vision and accept the imperfect and impermanent, with grace, with humility, with wisdom. It is impressive that Wabi Sabi was actually a choice of life, preferred by the rich people as well, like a spiritual practice of peace and acceptance.

Wabi Sabi is an art transmitted from generation to generation, from master to disciple as an art of living. It used to be deeply rooted in people’s inner being and naturally expressed in the way they were living in their homes.

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Intimate décor – made by artisans

In home design, the imperfection of Wabi Sabi is not coming from lack of attention or lack of dedication; it is not an intention to create a messy aspect as a design style. It is about allowing the object, made of natural fabrics and materials, to follow its course in time; to allow it to be authentic, imperfect, instead of replacing it with something new.

Allow yourself to discover the intimacy of a Sukhi handmade rug made by the hardworking artisans who weave their dreams with the threads. There is an intimacy and integrity to it, created by the place the rug came from.

Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

Richard Powell, author

Harmony and inspiration from nature – symbols on the rugs

The preferred tones are white, greens and browns, colors inspired from nature, earthly. The fabrics are natural. Wool is one of the natural preferred fabrics. There is wisdom of simplicity in the design and attention to details, making every piece of decor full of meaning.

Appreciate the natural fabrics and the process of making a Sukhi Beni Ourain rug. Feel gratitude for the higher quality of the objects you choose for your home. Allow this gratitude to make these objects long lasting and to get better with age.

Wabi Sabi teaches us to love what we have as it is, to see its beauty and its value without trying to change or replace it. To see with the eyes of wisdom the greatness of life and feel in the same time the melancholy of impermanence. To cherish what we have, as we know everything is transient in this life. To accept everything as it is.

Wabi Sabi is a lesson of gratitude and humbleness. In décor, it promotes peace and authenticity. Just like Sukhi!

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Posted in News By Daniela

Turkish rugs are the perfect balance of modern and vintage decor

Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:42:44 PM Europe/Paris

Turkish patchwork carpets are praised the world over for their symbolic designs, traditional weaving patterns and rich color saturation. You may have your eye on one of our Turkish rugs for those very same reasons!

Kilim Rugs

For hundreds of years, handmade carpets have been prized pieces of adornment for the homes of the nomadic Turks. Here at Sukhi, we offer several types of these classic rugs. First, there is the Kilim, a flat tapestry-woven carpet. The first appearance of Kilim dates back to at least 7000 BC. One truly feels as if they have captured a moment in ancient history by having one of these beautiful pieces displayed in their home. What adds to our Kilim rugs’ rustic appearance is that they are each 35 to 60 years old! The patterns used in Kilim symbolize certain customs of their makers. The artisans put their own experiences and histories into these rugs. For example, symbols and threading featured in Kilim rugs may denote: good luck charms as protection from evil, the number of children the craftswoman has or relate to special stories rooted in their family history.

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Our Kilim rugs are made from half cotton and half goat hair, making them smooth yet durable pieces of fabric. Working with their hands, our artisans use these high-quality, natural materials to capture the essence of daily life in the regions they hail from. In this way, the carpets are transformed into creative pieces of individual expression. Their tales of joy and sorrow, loss and triumph are shown through the colors, patterns and symbols they weave together. When you purchase a Turkish rug, you are not just purchasing a piece of material, you are purchasing a story. A story that has been crafted and passed down through generation after generation. This is what makes these handmade carpets priceless.

Overdyed Patchwork Rugs

Overdyed patchwork rugs are another stunning Turkish art form. They are instantly recognizable from their vibrant colorings. Our aged rugs in combination with striking, colorful dyes create the perfect balance of modern and vintage. They are perfect for virtually any design aesthetic. One of our favorite ways to style our overdyed rugs are as statement pieces in rooms that primarily feature neutral décor. They may also be paired with a bright sofa or chair to create an eye-catching interior. Naturally dyed carpets are less prone to fading than chemical dyes. Sukhi’s Turkish carpets feature natural dyes for sustainability.

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When Turkish carpets were introduced to Europe, they became massively popular. As it became harder and harder to meet supply demands, production factories and machine-made products began to appear. Mass-produced rugs are less costly, but also result in low-quality products. Handmade carpets have remained in Turkish culture as valuable art forms. We preserve Turkish history and culture by providing our customers with authentic, handmade crafts, straight from our Turkish artisans.

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Posted in News By Keisha

Sukhi brings the bold colors of India right to your doorstep

Monday, March 26, 2018 7:58:09 PM Europe/Paris

Many images come to mind when envisioning the enchanting country of India. Its rich history, transformative spirituality and delicious cuisine drew over 10 million foreign tourists in 2017 alone. Perhaps, the most distinct and well-known attraction to India, is its bold use of color. Take a journey with us as we explore the meaning behind various colors in Indian culture and how the significance of those colors is incorporated into our Indian collection.

India has long been praised and memorialized as the country of symbolic colors. Its vibrant culture, busy streets, and age-old storytelling are mesmerizing to foreigners, in the way that they bind the people of India and their beliefs together. In a country as large and diverse as India, the silent expressions of color unify the myriad number of differing viewpoints, styles of living, and rituals. One could even go so far as to say that color is a large part of the collective Indian consciousness. The symbolism of color relates to every aspect of life, from celebrations and festivals, to politics and religion. In essence, color and the Indian way of life, go hand in hand.

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Saffron is considered to be the most sacred of colors. The deep orange-yellow hue is so important, that it is featured as a prominent color in India’s national flag. Saffron represents selflessness and courage. To provide further insight into just how special this color is, consider that Hindu monks drape themselves in vivid saffron-colored robes as a gesture of the renunciation of their ego and all worldly possessions. Reminiscent of the hue of fire and its use in various religious practices, saffron also signifies purity, sacrifice and holiness.

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You cannot have a discussion about the use of color in this nation, without including the luxurious, breathtaking extravagance of their matrimonial ceremonies. In sharp contrast to the western hemisphere’s classic white gowns, Indian bridal fashion includes a wide variety of ornate styles and vivid colors. 

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Brilliant red silk, is the most traditional style of dress for the Indian bride. The color red is synonymous with the Goddess Durga, the protective mother of the universe. Durga symbolizes the triumph of all that is good and harmonious in the world. Red signifies the concepts of sensuality, fertility, purity and sprightliness. The color red is also makes an appearance in the elaborate red henna tattoos that adorn each bride’s hands and feet. Any auspicious event is incomplete without the color red.

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Blue is associated with Lord Krishna, one of the most popular and revered Indian deities. He is also perhaps, the most recognizable Indian God on an international level. Krisha is celebrated as the symbol for compassion, gentleness and love in Hinduism. His birthday is celebrated each year in India and his likeness can be found in hallowed temples and on decorated floats during times of festivity.

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Sukhi continues to honor the beauty and legacy of Indian culture, by incorporating its unique relationship with color into our rugs. Each rug is handcrafted with love, from our Indian artisan family to yours.  

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Posted in News By Keisha

Wabi Sabi, hygge, lagom, minimalism: the philosophy beyond your decor

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:15:00 PM Europe/Paris

With increased access to both information and a variety of products, we have started looking at objects of décor beyond their individual beauty. When we choose something for our homes, we choose them according to a philosophy, a set of patterns that we want to see in our spaces.

Today, many of us are familiar with the word Danish "hygge" (pronounced “HUE-gah”) that refers to a ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Some interpret it as the art of creating intimacy. Beyond its linguistic definition, hygge represents a wave in décor: an obsession for candles, for raw wood, and, in general, for everything that is as sweet to our eyes, as is kind to our skin, that creates a feeling or a moment of grace. At Sukhi, we like the hygge because this philosophy is a proposal to slow down the pace of life and to appreciate its simplicity.

Here is a small selection of other philosophies of décor from where we can draw inspiration.

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The details of everyday life in the spotlight. Photo credits: @madialevahm

1. Wabi Sabi, a Japanese art

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that refers to acceptance, and the love for imperfection. Smoothness, coherence, asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity, intimacy. Do you want to integrate the Wabi Sabi style in your home? Keep in mind these three principles: nothing lasts, nothing ends, nothing is perfect. Isn’t that soothing?

2. Lagom, a Scandinavian way of life

In the same spirit of balance and acceptance, the Swedish have developed a different version: the philosophy of lagom. Lagom refers to not too much, not enough, just enough or in a word adequate. For the Scandinavians, lagom is the moderation between not too much and not too little across everything from work-life balance to financial well-being. A form of reasoned conformity, and a sacred sense of the collective good. Apply this concept to your decor, and you will get a relaxing, optimal atmosphere for a good fika, the sacrosanct Swedish coffee break.

3. Minimalism, small homes, and inventiveness in America 

Less but better, this is how we could summarize the trendy minimalist movement in the United States and Australia. Inspired by the Scandinavian and Japanese philosophies, this concept proposes to keep in our homes only what brings value, what is absolutely necessary to our well-being, i.e. the minimum. The mini-houses, the ingenious storage systems and the objects designed with care for intelligent and optimized use are all inspired by the minimalist movement.

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A sober space can be warm when the right elements are highlighted. Photo credits: cuicui-lespetitsoiseaux.fr

At Sukhi, we believe that the objects around you, their material, their color and their origin, contribute to the atmosphere that emerges from your space. That's why we put so much care into producing high quality, equitable, eco-friendly, and fully customizable rugs. So that everyone finds the right one for themselves and their ideal setting. 

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