Jalrez is part of the Form & Function collection, an exploration of bold pattern design incorporating symbols from various places across the globe including Asia, Africa and the Indigenous Americas. Expressed with an ethnographic sensibility, the pictorial and abstract designs are characterised by their strong use of formal qualities: shapes, space, colour and form. 


Pure wool from the highlands of Afghanistan.


Blue | Yellow | Brown | Cream


307 x 423 cm

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About the designer

The Ahmadi Brothers

The Ahmadi brothers were forced to leave Afghanistan in 1984 as refugees of The Soviet War, ultimately emigrating to the United States. Despite their newfound life in the United States, the family have committed to empowering women in Afghanistan.

Following Afghanistan’s liberation from the Taliban in 2003, the Ahmadi brothers returned to Kabul to establish their workshop, starting with just twenty local women. 15 years later, they currently employ 120 women and have seen the positive impact their recruitment has made. Turning to traditional fabrics, cloths and mats, their range explores modern interpretations of these designs while also approaching each collection with ethnographic sensibility.

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