These handpainted concrete tiles were inspired by the famous Ardabil carpet from 16th-century Iran. The carpet is the highlight of an exhibition currently underway at the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The exhibition features 400 priceless objects including ceramics, textiles, carpets, metalwork, glass and woodwork.
British artist Eileen Elliott painted the concrete in various patterns swirling through the Ardabil carpet's rich tapestry. I admired these tiles 12 days ago at the V&A Museum Gift Shop, but decided even one was too heavy to carry on Eurostar. Instead, I ordered the pieces online. Now where to put them - any ideas? If not for the prohibitive expense, it would be nice to "carpet" an entire room with these beauties.