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Modern, Melting Carpets

Modern, Melting Carpets
October 9, 2017 Gnu World

Hanging carpets that seem to melt off the wall, detailed rugs that suddenly transition to pixel art and 3D optical illusions are just some of the mind-boggling tricks that Faig Ahmed creates with his uniquely woven carpets.

The work of Faig Ahmed

faig ahmed modern melting carpets

Using traditional Azerbaijan textiles, the artist has translated his fascination with textiles and patterns into reality-bending works of art that delight us with their perceived glitchy-ness, or that appear to be “melting”.

“Patterns and ornaments can be found in all cultures, sometimes similar, sometimes very different. I consider them words and phrases that can be read and translated to a language we understand,” says Faig Ahmed, who began experimenting with carpet art when he was just 7 years old.

Famous examples of Ahmed’s melting carpets

Here are some of Faig Ahmed’s most iconic pieces from over the years.


dna carpet faig ahmed


faig ahmed liquid carpet


singularity faig ahmed carpet art


faig ahmed fuel carpet rug art

Flood of Yellow Weight

faig ahmed flood of yellow weight

Tradition in Pixel

tradition in pixel faig ahmed

Wave Function

wave function faig ahmed carpet art


virgin faig ahmed carpet rug art

Door of Doors

door of doors faig ahmed carpet art


destablisation faig ahmed


simurg faig ahmed carpet rug art

At Chelsea Cleaning, we clean all sorts of carpets and rugs, although even we might have a little trouble cleaning these unusual works of art.

We offer professional, affordable cleaning of all fitted and loose carpets or rugs, as well as expert cleaning of upholstery, curtains and mattresses. Contact us for more information or a quotation, and we’ll be happy to help.

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