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Bird Star I

Nakashima Edition
Edward Fields
“Bird Star” represents a landscape from George Nakashima’s memories of his time spent in the lush forests and mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The original sketch from 1959 shows a mountain partly covered with snow and a flying stylized bird on the horizon. This design was never manufactured as a rug, but the Edward Fields creative team and Mira Nakashima developed the sketch into a wool carved rug in bright colors of red, blue, yellow and orange following George Nakashima’s detailed notes found on the drawing, Bird Star I. The second version shows a textured rug in wool cut pile in blue and green hues, Bird Star II. All designs in this edition are expertly tufted by skilled artisans.
Design Details

George Nakashima was trained in architecture then turned to furniture-making, and he was first to make woodworking a fine art. He collaborated with Edward Fields in late 1950s by creating a series of drawings to be translated into rugs that resulted in two pieces in 1959. These rugs were the start of a new collaboration between Nakashima’s children, Mira and Kevin, and the Edward Fields design team. This amazing team effort brought the collaboration to a new level by interpreting a packet of 60-year-old Nakashima sketches into a new series including six rugs and one tapestry launched in 2015.