Vexillum - Margo Selby x Christopher Farr


Margo Selby has joined forces with Christopher Farr to produce the Vexillum rug – a project at the intersection of Margo’s practice and the embodiment of our tenet ‘Art Into Industry’. The design directly quotes Margo’s handwoven artwork. 

Made in 100% wool using a traditional asymmetrical knotting technique on an upright loom. This creates a premium quality long-lasting rug, with intricate design detail. The motifs are hand-carved to create a 3-dimensional profile. The dense pile of the wool adds both depth and texture to the colours.

"When I’m designing a rug, I treat the format as my canvas to create a piece of functional art. I am thrilled to be working with Christopher Farr – who I revere as world leaders in the production of handcrafted luxury rugs.”

– Margo Selby

“I have a lot of respect for Margo as a textile expert. Her high level of technical understanding, her prowess as a handweaver, allied to her innate sensibility as an artist is a pretty unbeatable combination. Margo is almost forensic in her colour combinations. It’s not just visual impact, but the colour theory behind the design.” 

– Matthew Bourne, Director Christopher Farr 

Margo’s Vexillum series of artworks began as a commissioned installation for the Crafts Council’s annual international fair for contemporary craft and design at London’s Somerset House, and won the COLLECT Open Award 2020.



Lead Time: Made to order by Christopher Farr.
Craftsmanship: Hand Knotted
Pile Composition: 100% Wool


Underlay + Rug care

An underlay provides cushioning that increases the longevity of a rug; we advise customers to use a good quality anti-slip underlay, for this reason, and to prevent a rug from creasing and slipping, whether on a carpet or a hard floor. Underlay also protects the floor covering beneath from transference of colours or fibres from the back of the rug.

To view our Rug care guide, click here.


Bespoke Orders

Our Hand Knotted, Hand Tufted and Flatweave rugs are all adaptable for bespoke projects. Please contact our studio to discuss your bespoke projects or view our Rug Portfolio.