Buying a rug from Makeda is a truly unique experience. “My customers often visit me in my studio in Stockholm to touch and feel the rugs. They then get to choose a pattern and measurements as the rugs are completely bespoke,” says Forsberg. Each rug is handmade in the high mountains of Nepal and takes four months to make. Up to 15 craftsmen, each specialised in their own niche, are involved in the process where only natural materials such as wool and silk are used alongside vegetable dyes to a great extent. “By using materials that age over time, each rug generates patina and depth and is therefore never entirely finished. Every rug tells a story,” Forsberg explains.

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