BLUSH combines a cut-pile foreground and flatwoven background to create a simple yet dynamic landscape. The motifs are all the same height but the widths and shapes vary. To further add an unexpected twist, the motifs appear to “crumble” at the top and bottom of the carpet.
A combination of weaving techniques is on display – flat woven soumak and cut-pile – creating a juxtaposition of texture that adds to the initial artistic impression.
The design is interpreted in a blend of hand processed, high-altitude wool and cultivated silk, using time treasured hand-knotting techniques that give the rug its enhanced texture. Meticulous dyeing of the yarns produce complexity and depth of color which enrich the overall aspect of the carpet. The combination of wool and silk creates a shimmery mix that is a delightful expansion of Fort Street Studio’s repertoire of beautifully hand-crafted carpets.