THE HOMESTEAD COLLECTION
CATALOGUE 

BOFRED X FRANCES VH
2018

 
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THE HOMESTEAD COLLECTION

The Homestead Collection, a mohair rug collection by Bofred in collaboration with Frances V.H Mohair Rugs, was inspired by the plains and soft hues of the Great Karoo landscape where Angora goats roam. The rug designs – hill / soil / cliff / shadow / lake – were influenced by the textures and motifs found in the magnificent, vast landscape of the Karoo. Enlarged aerial views, exposing details and patterns, served as inspiration for the handcrafted rugs’ subtle designs. Soft fibres, natural hues and a delicate hand-weaving technique all combine beautifully in a modern, luxurious, 100% mohair rug collection. These beautiful rugs are not only accent pieces but hanging art-works for the home.

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HILL
100% Mohair
Hand woven runner
800 mm x 3000 mm
800 mm x 4000 mm
Available in Natural or Bark

 
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CLIFF
100% Mohair
Hand Woven Rug
1800 mm x 2500 mm
2000 mm x 3000 mm
2700 mm x 3600 mm

 
 
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SHADOW
100% Mohair
Hand Woven Rug
1800 mm x 2500 mm
2000 mm x 3000 mm
2700 mm x 3600 mm
Available in Black or Natural 

 
 
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SOIL
100% Mohair
Hand Woven Rug
1800 mm x 2500 mm
2000 mm x 3000 mm
2700 mm x 3600 mm
Available in natural or bark.

 
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LAKE
100% Mohair
Hand Woven Rug
1800 mm x 2500 mm
2000 mm x 3000 mm
2700 mm x 3600 mm

 
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Mohair

Every step of the rug-making process employed by Frances V.H Mohair Rugs is inspired by the land and people of the Karoo.

‘Mohair, the fleece of the Angora goat, is one of the world’s most ancient, exclusive and sustainable natural fibres. Mohair is soft, durable and has a beautiful lustre that adds a rich intensity and dimension to the colour. These qualities make mohair ideal for rugs. Mohair is a uniquely African fibre, and South Africa is the top mohair producing country in the world.’    - FRANCES V.H

Mohair is undoubtedly one of the world’s most exclusive and sustainable fibres, with the team from Frances V.H Mohair Rugs taking great care to follow ethical, sustainable farming practices.

 

 
 
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Process

Each design in The Homestead Collection is based on aerial views of the rivers, banks and rock formations that form part of the area surrounding Frances’ family farm. As such, the rugs directly reference the patterns, textures and motifs found in the landscape where the Angora goats live.

Each hand-painted design was given to the skilled Frances V.H weavers to interpret. Every step – from spinning and dyeing to weaving and carefully trimming each finished rug – was carried out by hand. As such, no two rugs are the same.