The “EVOLVED” Afghan Serapi design carpet measures 9 x 11.2. This Serapi was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Turkmen women using vegetally dyed, Ghazni wool over a period of 5-6 months.
“EVOLUTION” OF RUGS
“Rugs impart richness and represent refinement. Since the days when ancient people first lay down to sleep wrapped in the skins of animals, the human intelligence has quickened, and as the race has become more civilized, rugs have gradually taken the place of skins. The blending of colors in harmony as to please the eye and satisfy the mind.”
“Weavers with a limited education dwelling among humble surroundings had Nature as their instructor. The rare shadings and varied designs are excellent imitations of the forms and hues of the natural world. The weavers have intuitively grasped what is correct in color from the works of nature surrounding them. We reap the benefit in the rich specimens of their art.” Rosa Belle Holt, Oriental & Occidental Rugs.
Today’s skilled artisans still follow the tried & true method of making beautiful carpets by using nature as inspiration. We continue to “reap the benefit in the rich specimens of their art.”
The “EVOLVED” Serapi color palette is easy on the eye, the design is charming and stimulating. The simple medallion sweetly “buttons” down the charming piece which is blooming with life & a happy energy. Ü
The fresh, satiny “TERRACE” Tibetan measures 9 x 12. This spectacular piece was hand-woven in Nepal by local weavers using Himalayan wool and real silk, the ratio is 50% wool, 50% silk.
Like velvety moss, the ivory silk peacefully creeps over the grey terrace. The soft color palette creates a calming and soothing atmosphere, while the artist’s “uncontrolled” use of creamy silk throughout the piece brings spontaneity. This unlikely coupling of quiet and “chaos” bring interest to the subtle, yet exquisite Tibetan, “Pleasing to the Eye & Satisfying to the Mind.”