Beautiful Rugs That Look Like Digital Glitches

Shaunacy Ferro

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed’s handmade woolen carpets look like they’ve been through a Photoshop accident. Ahmed takes traditional Azerbaijani patterns and rearranges them into distorted, inventive images that look like they’ve been digitally altered.

Inspired by the visual effects of software glitches and corrupted files, Ahmed weaves his carpets with a team of 20 or more helpers. The rugs appear to drip down the walls or stretch apart, bulging and distorting out of their normal patterns.

Ahmed’s carpets are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston until January 10.

See more on his website

[h/t: Smithsonian]

All images courtesy Faig Ahmed