Fort Street Studio, the originator of painterly and artistic carpet designs hand-knotted in wild silk, introduces its newest watercolor-inspired design, ARABESQUE. Co-Principal and Co-Creative Director Janis Provisor was thinking of the movement of dancers while painting hidden lines and broad directional strokes. The watercolor took on the graceful nature of both a ballerina’s body and the curvilinear style of Arabic writing, giving the design’s name a double meaning. Close-value colors create shapes within the negative space that are topped with buoyant brushstroke bleeds.
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. 100% cotton warp & weft. 120 knots per line. 15 strands per knot. 5/16” pile height.