Casperia Siliver Gold
Inspired by the carpet reproductions for the restoration of the Qianlong Emperor’s quarters in the Forbidden City, Fort Street Studio’s Principals Janis Provisor and Brad Davis sourced metallic yarn, and incorporated it into select designs. The metal work embellishes the Studio’s signature wild silk quality in CASPERIA. The design is dynamic in its arrangement of fronds that resemble a nest, dappled by the 17th Century soumak flatweave accents in golden metallic yarn.
This contemporary rug design is interpreted in wild Dandong silk according to time treasured Persian hand-knotting techniques. Color-precise yarn dyeing enables the weavers to execute the Studio’s painterly designs with watercolor bleeds and the illusion of three-dimensional, geometric texture. Wild Dandong silk is especially plush and durable, and when hand-cut provides the carpets with a sophisticated suede-like finish that subtly enhances the design’s modern, unique, and evocative motifs.
100% hand-knotted wild silk pile with metallic accents. 100% cotton warp & weft. 120 knots per line. 15 strands per knot. 5/16” pile height.