Nepalese hand-knotted carpet - 100 knot
100% Tibetan Wool + Chinese Silk
4" - 6" w. x 11' l. / 1.42 m. x 3.41 m.
two pile heights, silk and wool

This design interprets organic floral tendrils and palmettes carved in Luna marble on the exterior walls of the "Ara Pacis Augustae" or Altar of Augustan Peace located in Rome. The classic design of loosely drawn filaments of silk and wool float on an abstract background of Abrash-dyed Tibetan Wool.

The lanolin-rich wool of Tibetan sheep has a range of colour from black to white. By hand-spinning a carefully chosen range of raw wool before dying, weavers are able to create a range of colour density caused by the random absorption of the dye. Here it is used to create the soft, three-dimensional effect of a worn surface.


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