Tumalini Carpet.

Design: Helmut Scheufele.

Finest Chinese silk in brilliant colors creates the special shimmer and charming light reflections of this exclusive, low-pile silk carpet. The design is inspired by tourmaline, the stone that symbolizes the pursuit of harmony and clarity. Matching underlay available separately. 

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Tourmaline, the stone that symbolizes the pursuit of harmony and clarity.

A tribute to the beauty of africa's natural treasures.

Solid mountain ranges, seemingly endless desert landscapes, colorful lakes: Africa is rich in landscapes, and hidden treasures. Minerals, crystals and precious stones have developed over millions of years in the depths of the Earth, hundreds of kilometers under its surface. They are natural works of art: fascinating, shimmering and precious – elegant valuables that reflect and absorb light in a unique way.

These natural African treasures were the inspiration behind the silk carpets by Walter Knoll. Only one of the most valuable materials on Earth could be used to express the beauty of the precious stones shaped by the elemental forces of Earth: silk. With their wonderful shimmer and soft-to-the-touch feel, the fibers of this fine fabric give life to carpets featuring patterns of incomparable harmony and elegance.

Interplay of light and shade.

Walter Knoll silk carpets are brought to life by the changing incidence of light. The brilliance of the yarn effortlessly floats over the floor. Running your hand over the pile intensifies the interplay of light and shade. The shining yarn reflects and breaks the beam of light making these hand-knotted pieces shimmer in a unique way when observing from different angles. The depth and magic of the material become alive.

Soft, silky shine and captivating effects: depending on the light, the carpet shimmers or appears slightly matt.


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.