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    Our imaginations have been captured by several carpet masters working their crafts in extraordinary ways. Vanessa Barragao's large-scale rugs evoke her Portuguese roots taking inspiration from the seaside with the results speaking for themselves: devastating detail to maximum effect. Delve deep into the shag on Trend Tablet. Dutch artist Lizan Freijsen takes things microscopic with her arresting patterns and palettes derived from mould. Yes, mould, and wow! do we love them. And who could forget Dries van Noten's spectacular catwalk carpet from a few years back? This feature on Contemporist showing how it was made is fascinating.