Script Light is a hand-knotted rug with a wool field and raised cultivated silk motif. Originally conceived for a cross-cultural initiative called AfghanMade, Principals Janis Provisor and Brad Davis were inspired by the bold symmetry of the tribal designs in the region. Small segments of written characters from the Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Persian, and Sanskrit languages are reassembled to create a diamond-shaped shield. The soft, faded colorway echoes the bleaching of the desert sun, and pays homage to both modern Afghanistan and its rich cultural history.
The design is interpreted in a blend of hand processed, high-altitude wool and cultivated silk, using time treasured hand-knotting techniques. Meticulous dyeing of the yarns produce complexity and depth of color which enrich the overall aspect of the carpet. A high-low carving of the pile raises the shimmery cultivated silk motifs above the wool field to literally add dimension to the design, and expands the Studio’s collection of three-dimensional textural offerings.