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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.
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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.