Fabrication: Hand Knotted Production: Nepal Composition: Wool and Bamboo Silk.
The Shadows collection reinterprets three different ancient knotting techniques of oriental craftsmen in a modern key. The collection includes all the colors and suggestions from the natural world, merged into a sophisticated balance. Colors are never “gaudy” but barely whispered: clear and opalescent in the brilliance of silk, bamboo and soy; with the depth conveyed by a matt finish on wool; naturally imperfect in undyed wools and intentionally imperfect in the handcrafted abrash effect. Colors, which are chosen with a highly personal approach, center on slight nuances that vibrate amidst the sheen of silk and the “dusty” finish of wool and linen. In this blend of fibers and weaves, the artful touches of slight imperfections are expertly measured to create carpets that also enhance the allure of instinct and skilled craftsmanship. Designed by Isabella Sodi, the collection includes four carpets made of wool and silk that seem to brighten and darken depending on the direction of the carpet’s main fiber twist. The manual production process enriches the collection with reflections and tones that enliven its apparent simplicity.