Elte: The New Second Life Collection
Elte's new Second Life collection combines the best of traditional design with a modern sensibility. Vintage Turkish rugs, that tell rich stories through their unique patterns and iconic design are stripped, over-dyed and given a new life in a sophisticated palette.
After years of refinement and innovation, each rug is carefully hand dyed using a variety of techniques. The concentrations of dyes, the artisan’s individual methods and precise timing of the wash produce subtle nuances and variations in each rug. The combination of the vintage rug and unique washing technique means that no two rugs in the collection are the same. Each Second Life rug is one-of-a-kind.
We source the highest quality 40 to 60 year old vintage rugs with a keen eye for their original quality and beauty. Bought from private homes, markets and bazaars, these vintage Persian rugs tell rich stories of their previous lives through their iconic patterns and faded colours.
Our new collection of Second Life rugs feature a modernized colour scheme in sophisticated neutrals such as deep navy and forest green. The unique washing process produces a wider colour palette never before seen in overdyed rugs that preserves and pays homage to the original patterns and designs.