Upcoming Rug and Fabric Collections, Jan Kath and Pollack Join Our Roster of Licencees

The Museum of New Mexico Licensing Department is pleased to announce the addition of two new licensees to its roster of impressive partners: Jan Kath (hand knotted carpets) and Pollack (residential and contract textiles). Both companies will respectively produce lines inspired by the world-renown ethnographic textile collection at the Museum of International Folk Art and the extensive pottery and basketry collections at the Museum of Indian Arts Culture.

Left: Jan Kath with one of his designs. Right: Kyle Clarkson of Kyle and Kath and Jan Kath's business partner, finding inspiration for the collection in the archives at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

Left: Jan Kath with one of his designs. Right: Kyle Clarkson of Kyle and Kath and Jan Kath's business partner, finding inspiration for the collection in the archives at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

JAN KATH is one of the world’s most in-demand designers of hand-knotted carpets and he purposely breaks with conventional styles and throws strict design rules overboard. With his interpretation of the modern carpet, Kath has developed an unmistakable signature that defines style and is one of the most important carpet designers on the international stage today. Although the allure created by imperfection, erosion, and transformation plays a central role in his designs, Kath is “uncompromisingly conservative” where quality is concerned, working with carpet weavers in Nepal and India.

Guaranteed to be dramatic and gorgeous, the Kath/Museum of New Mexico collection will launch in May 2017.

The Pollack design team in the textile collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. Left to Right: Molly Haynes, Chase Taylor, Rachel Doriss.

The Pollack design team in the textile collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. Left to Right: Molly Haynes, Chase Taylor, Rachel Doriss.

POLLACK has established a reputation for signature woven fabrics with sophisticated aesthetics, intricate constructions, nuanced color palettes and timeless elegance. Now in its twenty-seventh year, the company is thriving under the creative leadership of Rachel Doriss, VP and Design Director. With a thorough and thoughtful approach to design, her team balances various perspectives, taking into account source inspiration, yarn, weave, market needs, end use, and performance. They believe, “the whole cloth is greater than the sum of its parts, that we experience fabric on many levels and with most of our senses.”

We are excited to see what this creative team comes up with from the wonderful array of materials they selected while visiting our museums. This new collection will launch in 2018.