Kyle Bunting and his mother Peggy Bunting pictured with the pair's evocative Whirlwind pattern.
"Compass" from Kyle Bunting’s Stateside collection, designed in collaboration with his mother, Peggy Bunting
Crossroads offers "a departure from Early American quilting patterns."
The "Lady" design from Kyle Bunting's Stateside collection is an "amalgamation of classic American quilting patterns with telling Scandinavian influence."
Inspired by "The Morning Star," Kyle Bunting's Fancy design a perfectly aligned eight-pointed star-shaped design.
The swirl of Whirlwind is intended to evoke a state of majesty and danger — "something that early rural Americans experienced in abundance."
Kyle Bunting, a Texas artist known worldwide for hide rugs adapted to spectacular designs, has collaborated on collections with photographer Douglas Friedman and designer Timothy Corrigan. Now, he collaborates with his mother, Peggy Bunting, on a collection of heirloom hide rugs inspired by traditional American quilts. As a child growing up in North Carolina, Peggy was first introduced to quilting by her mother; she’s since made the craft entirely her own, with new designs, patterns, and construction techniques in hair-on-hide.
Kyle and Peggy created 18 rugs for the “Stateside” collection, with colors and patterns that evoke cherished memories of the Carolina coast, North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, Texas and Montana. Kyle’s late father, Jim, pieced hides together as an artist, developing what is now the proprietary technique used in all of Kyle Bunting’s rugs. Stateside is made from Italian hides and can be customized in any color, size, or shape.
Shop the Americana-inspired Stateside collection at kylebunting.com, or visit the artist’s Austin-based studio at 1340 airport Commerce Drive.