That Met Gala Carpet Was Made In Kerala By Neytt
India-West News Desk
NEW YORK, NY – Met Gala, one of the biggest fashion nights, was held here on May 1. This year’s theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” based on the new Costume Institute exhibition exploring the work of the iconic designer. But did you know that apart from the Indian celebs who walked the red carpet at the event, this year’s Gala night had another Indian connection?
The red carpet on which the celebs walked was made in India. The carpet, not exactly red, was beige with a smattering of red and blue lines on it and was designed by Neytt by Extraweave, a design house based in Kerala.
Neytt shared the news on their official Instagram handle, “A proud moment for our team to provide carpets to the Met Gala for the second time in a row. Contemporary design, woven with love, rooted in Kerala. Made in India,” they wrote along with a picture of the carpet at the gala.
The carpet for the 2023 Met Gala took 60 days to make. The 6960 square meter carpet was made from 58 30×4 meter rolls.
The rug brand, located in Alleppey, is run by the husband-wife duo of Sivan and Nimisha Santosh. The parent company was founded by Sivan’s grandfather in 1917, and Extraweave was founded by his father in 2000.
The company works with Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, and others in the US market. In 2016, one of its rugs was used for a White House State visit.