Chumwi Carpet.

Design: Helmut Scheufele.

The Igbo say: “The moon cannot dry what the sun cannot dry.” In Swahili, Chumwi means salt. The white gold of the earth. Like a luminous gray-blue desert, the endless expanse and beauty of arid salt lakes radiates from this design. 

Low-pile carpet made from 46% wool, 39% silk and 15% nettle.

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Chumwi, Swahili for salt.

“The moon cannot dry what the sun cannot dry.”

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.