Collection name Bandoleo is a corruption of and a referral to the ‘Bandoneon’, an accordion-like music instrument, designed by Heinrich Band from Konzertina Germany in 1854. The Bandoneon has an extremely long windbag, being ‘broken’ on the knee by its player to achieve very fierce accents. The sound of the bandoneon is warm and woolly which makes the instument very appropriate for melancholic music like the Tango.
A large similarity between Carpet Sign and the Bandoneon lies in the fact that every single instrument is unique due to the large amount of handicraft by which the bandoneons are made. The Bandoleo rug meets the form of the bandoneon.