Janis Provisor’s Face tapestry design was born from her wanting to do something for Milano Design Week 2021 that had a human interest. “During Covid, we were all looking for a human connection, and what more is human than our faces? For many of us, our faces were covered for most of 2020 due to the pandemic” says Janis Provisor. She was also thinking of the French Art Deco using the face motif in pottery, an example of which sits in Fort Street Studio’s New York showroom.
These carpets are created in a village in Northern Thailand that grows the silk worms, harvests the cocoons, processes the silk threads and hand-reels the yarn. The yarns are custom dyed in small lots and hand-woven into luxurious carpets of up to 16’ x 29’ or 4.85 m x 8.85 m, after which they undergo an organic wash and are finished to the highest standard. Each has the luminosity, luster, and softness for which Thai silk is world famous. Because this product is unique to this one-village and vertically-integrated factory, the production is limited. The mill weaves exclusively for Fort Street Studio in the limited quantity of 1,500 square feet or 140 square meters per year.