Tembea Carpet.

Design: Helmut Scheufele.

An Ovambo proverb states: “Only by moving forward do we reach the end of the journey.” Tembea means to walk or to wander in Swahili. The procession through the desert, translated into modern carpet art. 

Low-pile carpet in 45% silk, 35% Tibetan highland wool and 20% nettle fibers. 

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Tembea, Swahili for to walk or to wander.

“Only by moving forward do we reach the end of the journey.”

Learn more about the story behind Legends of Carpets.

Walter Knoll carpets have been developed in collaboration with fabric designer Helmut Scheufele and are inspired by the landscapes and colors of Africa. The collection draws its strength from the creativity of the continent Africa which materializes into timeless, woven works of art.