Much like painters master tradition before departing from it, the makers of this fantastic floor rug draw on the patterns and techniques of Tibet dating back thousands of years … but use them to create a unique new experience.

Eos Mexico created this piece employing handmade craftsmanship combined with computer-modeled perspective, giving the effect of a sunken surface that distorts and bends as one walks around it.

To call the result multicultural or trans-national would miss the depth and diversity of its influences (and a conscious design choice to weave’ elements from all areas it is intended to be exhibited in).

Its creator, Armenia-born and raised in Istanbul, had the materials shipped from New Zealand, Egypt and India to be woven in India by Nepalese artisans based on the Mexican-made design to be placed in a German-collecting museum.