The STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL Tibetan hanging in WINDOW LEFT fabulously grounds a room with sophistication and style. This carpet was hand-knotted in Kathmandu, Nepal by 3-4 Nepalese weavers using handspun Himalayan wool over a period of 4-5 months.
The evolving field of various shades of gray and brown is sprinkled with metallic tones of gold, copper and bronze exuding a richness and depth. The primary designs boast a fresh blue bringing air into the space.
The combination of elaborate and simple patterns perfectly complement each other. The exquisite, dominating design creates a luxurious atmosphere while the simple patterns keep the carpet from taking itself too seriously.
The artist successfully created a stunningly beautiful piece of art incorporating what might be viewed as competing ideas – simplicity versus complexity in design and dark versus light in colors. The final result was a glorious synergy. Well done!
“Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.”
The UNMISTAKABLY BEAUTIFUL fine Afghan Tabriz hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 12. This Tabriz was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by 4 Turkmen women using handspun vegetally dyed Ghazni wool over a period of 9-10 months. The inspiration for this intriguing carpet is Haji Jalili Tabrizes, which are noted for their earth tones and nuanced designs.
The carefully chosen color palette of walnut, pearl gray and copper orange with a touch of pale gray set against a backdrop of creamy muslin effectively champions the artist’s exquisite fine Tabriz design.
The utilization of palmettes interlaced with floral chains in the field is absolutely gorgeous! The main border’s fastidious use of palmettes and floral vines is lovely. The inner and outer guard borders utilize a simple floral chain and the trefoil respectively, while the immediate outer guard border employs a rarely seen level of detail. The various components of the carpet design come together in a spectacular fashion.
The artist’s caliber of design, color and materials is unparalleled. The final result is an Afghan Tabriz of unmistakable beauty!
“Beauty without expression is boring.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson