The Panja Carpet

Coricraft’s new Cultural Fusion range takes its cue from the bold tribal patterns and textures of global ethnic culture.  With items in natural textiles and shades the new collection picks up on the current trend for crafted product with a worldly feel. Our pick of the crop is the Panja Carpet with a nod to vivid ikat weaving and its contemporary black and white colour combo. Hand-woven in Rajasthan, the Panja takes the traditional flat weave up a notch while retaining a strong link to its ethnic roots. ‘Over the past year there have been many cultural and ethnic elements coming through. We sifted through them and selected materials, shapes and colours that lend themselves to be Coricrafted,’ explains Coricraft’s Elmarie Stegmann. At the core, the collection is a subtle melange of wholesome textures and materials such as linen, wool, cotton, leather and bamboo combined with a mostly neutral colour palette in delicious reds, oranges, blues, greys and greens. Think Moroccan inspired hanging lanterns, bamboo birdcages, organic glassware and wicker baskets. Available from Coricraft, the Panja Carpet is 180 x 270cm in size and retails for R2 995. Call them on 011-611-8700 to find a store near you. Text: Mila Crewe-Brown An interior design graduate and writer with an insatiable passion for design, decor and travel, Mila Crewe-Brown cut her teeth working at Condénast House & Garden magazine before embarking on a year and a half journey across three continents. Now back and freelancing in Johannesburg she dedicates her time to writing copy for various interior and lifestyle publications. Visit her blog idreamofdesign.