Klee – This Star Teaches Bending – Custom Bauhaus Rug

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“After all, it’s rather difficult to achieve the exact minimum, and it involves risks.”

Paul Klee

Swiss artist Paul Klee was born on December 18th, 1879. Art played a strong role since his childhood, particularly music. He studied in Munich, Germany, and later settled in Bern, Switzerland. After marrying pianist Lily Stumpf, they moved to Munich again. There he met great avant-garde artists, such as Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Marc and Macke, and successfully exposed his work. During his travels, he gained revelatory insights and art influences. In Paris, he met Delaunay and became more familiar with Braque’s and Picasso’s work. In Tunisia, he fell in love with colour, making it a core point of his art afterwards.

Klee was a teacher at the acclaimed Bauhaus School from 1921 to 1936, both in Weimar and Dessau. During this time, he grew closer to Kandinsky and Feininger. His art was being recognized and exhibited in the United States and France, as well as Germany. When the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Klee moved back to Switzerland, where he passed away on June 29th, 1940.

Paul Klee painted This Star Teaches Bending (original title in German: Dieser Stern lehrt Beugen) in 1940.

It is such an honor for us to get to weave it as a handmade custom rug for you in only two colors: strong black and bright blue.

The original artwork is in the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, but you can have it handknotted or handtufted as a custom rug in your very own home. Our techniques and materials.

Our rugs are always custom-made to order. Delivery time for this rug is between 8 and 12 weeks.

Feel free to always contact us for all your questions, ideas and suggestions.

  • Technique: Handtufted or Tibetan handknotted in 150 knots per square inch.
  • Material: New Zealand wool, linen or mohair.
  • Size: 200 x 185 cm (6.6 x 6.1 ft), 250 x 230 cm (8.2 x 7.5 ft) or 300 x 275 (9.8 x 9.0 ft) or request your custom size with the following form. Please note that the sizes are not exact to the centimetre and there is always a 3% variation margin, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.