Fort Street Studio, an industry leader in hand-knotted silk and wool carpets, introduces SWARM, its newest design. Inspired by the movement patterns of bees, silk clusters of organic shapes form close-knit sections, then open up into expanses of wool planes. A high-low carving of the pile raises the shimmery cultivated silk motifs above the wool field to add a complexity to the design, and expand the of the Studio’s collection of three-dimensional textural offerings.
The design is interpreted in hand processed, high altitude wool and cultivated silk, according to time-treasured Persian hand-knotting techniques. Meticulous hand-dyeing of the yarns produces complexity and depth of color which enrich the overall aspect of the carpet.