The Archer Collection is a new collection of hand-knotted rugs by Iranian artist Taher Asad-Bakhtiari.

Asad-Bakhtiari has always been fascinated by arrows and their power. The Archer Collection is made of 7 individual designs where the artist explores semiotics and cultural icons, creating 7 unique designs whose meaning is expressed with a combination of natural materials and artisanal craftsmanship.



The self-taught artist takes reference from desire, current events, his Persian heritage and religious symbols. This is first time that cc-tapis presents a collection focused on one typology of rug: the runner.


A collection which can be used for corridors, staircases, narrow spaces or freely in any interior. The collection is entirely hand-knotted and produced in the cc-tapis Atelier in Nepal, using Himalayan wool, pure silk, lurex and mohair.

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The Archer Ballet

For the launch of this iconic collection, together with Motel409, the Archer Ballet was created. An avant-garde performance inspired by the Bauhaus 1922 Triadic Ballet.

The seven participating dancers of are in fact imaginative costumes with personality traits mirroring the sharp geometry of the rugs designed by Taher Asad-Bakhtiari.

Choreographer: Motel409
Director: Michele Foti
Lighting Designer: Giacomo Colombo
Music Director: Mara Micciche

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