Bethan Laura Wood presents Guadalupe, rugs born from her archive of “public patterns” which she has collected during her travels.

By exploring the world, Bethan constantly absorbs details from the environment around her. Her physical immersion into different cultures and urban cityscapes brings her personal archive of colors and textures to life, which she applies to her designs with surprising symbols and details.

Guadalupe Collection is inspired by The New Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, one of the most visited religious sites in the world designed by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez together with four other architects in 1974; a symbol of Mexican culture. During her voyage to Mexico Bethan visited the Basilica and was captured by the graphical shapes of its stained-glass windows. Working with cc-tapis, she interpreted these shapes with a subtle nod to traditional Otomi embroideries, developing a rhythmic and expressive pattern applied to rugs and one wall hanging, hand-knotted pieces made with the finest natural materials such as Himalayan wool, linen, silk and aloe.