Window Watch – Auspicious “Nima Metok” Tibetan & Enchanting Afghan Heriz

WINDOW LEFT

#34587    Tibetan Sunflower   9 x 12.3     Clearance   $4,995

#34587 Tibetan Sunflower 9 x 12.3 Sale Price $4,995

     The AUSPICIOUS “NIMA METOK” Tibetan hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 9 x 12.3.  This piece was woven in Nepal by local weavers over a period of six months using vegetally dyed, handspun, blended Himalayan and New Zealand wools. The all-natural lush wools warmly welcome bare feet.

     The sunflower or “Nima Metok” design is a traditional Tibetan design.  The Sunflower represents good luck and is considered very auspicious. The artist thoughtful design fills the rich blue field with spring green sunflowers set in a balanced and whimsical pattern. The tendrils bring movement and life to the piece.

     The subtle color palette peacefully grounds a space while the playful design brings in a happy energy.

   Take your shoes off, rest and think happy thoughts on an absolutely charming and auspicious Kebabian carpet. 

 

WINDOW RIGHT

#34834   Afghan Heriz    8.10 x 11.6  Clearance $4,995

#34834 Afghan Heriz 8.10 x 11.6 Sale Price $4,995

The ENCHANTING Heriz  hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 8.10 x 11.6. This delightful piece was hand-knotted by Hazara women in northern Afghanistan using handspun vegetally dyed wool over of 7-8 months. Producing a “Fully Functional, Uniquely Beautiful”  piece of art which will endure requires time. The end result is always well worth it!

“Craftsmanship isn’t like water in an earthen pot,

to be taken out by the dipperful unit it’s empty.

No, the more drawn out the more remains.”  

Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer

 The unusual color palette includes rose, madder red, slate blue, navy, pale yellow, ivory and a splendid laurel green. The artist’s decision to utilize two shades of red as the dominant colors of the piece works fabulously.

     The inner madder red field is unusual. Close examination reveals scorpion tails, which represent knowledge, emerging into the medallion and emanating out towards the ivory field. The ivory outer field breathes in air while beautifully framing the warm red field. The primitive forms of flowers and vines create an inescapable charm.

     The human touch is unmistakable. Like a handmade quilt, “the real” in a lovely hand-knotted carpet peacefully envelops the space with a warmth, beauty and charm. :)

Window Watch: Agra, “A Thing of Beauty” and “Stellar Suzani”

WINDOW LEFT

#36703    Fine Afghan

#36703 Fine Afghan   8.10  x  12.3

     The lovely “antique finish” Agra hanging in WINDOW LEFT  measures 8.10 x 12.3. This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by ethnic Turkmen women over a period of 11-12 months using handspun vegetally dyed, local Ghazni wool.

  The city of Agra contains the most perfect jewel of Islamic art in India, the renowned Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). The construction of the Taj Mahal and the creation of this exquisite Agra pattern took place during the Mughal period. The caliber of design during this time remains unrivaled.

     The classic color palette, for these pieces include delicate shades of blue, green and fawn. The artist’s use of a rich earthy brown thoughtfully grounds and adeptly elucidates the piece’s refined motifs of soft blues, ivories and pale greens. The backdrop of spring green creates a refreshing ambiance.  The artist’s design dating back to the 1600’s endures in a glorious fashion: 

 

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

Pass into nothingness; but still will keep

A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Full of sweet dreams and health,

and quiet breathing. “

John Keats

WINDOW RIGHT

#36703    Afghan Suzani   9 x 12,3

#36703 Afghan Suzani 9 x 12,3

     The stellar Afghan Suzani hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 12.3. This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by ethnic Uzbek women over a period of 7-8 months using handspun, vegetally dyed, local Ghazni wool.

     The color palette of madder red, coral and charcoal radiates; the citron, gold, and kelly green keep it fresh, while the ivory and pale blue bring in air and add a lightness to the piece.

     The enchanting Suzani is comprised of two designs: one representing the heavens, the other the earth. The heavenly design consists of big red flowers, referred to as “orbs”, think orbit. The flowers symbolize the sun, moons and stars. The earthly design is a “Chor-chirog”design, which signifies Sacred Fire. In this charming motif, four oblong palmettes, called “bodoms” branch out from a central flower.  The bodoms symbolize fertility and life. The “Sacred Fire” has an expurgatory power, which removes bad thoughts and preserves the good energy.  

     The artist’s charming, balanced and lively design (from heaven above and earth below) elevates and grounds a space with a happy energy  :)

“It was one of those happy days that God grants us sometimes on earth

to give us an idea of the bliss of heaven.”

Johann David Wyss.

  

Winter Repeated – Post Repeated

Could not resist doing a “repeat” of this post

since this winter continues to “repeat”  “repeat”  “repeat” :)

 

Staying Home this Winter

will be a lot Warmer & Exciting this Year!

Finely Hand-knotted Gherous Bijar  Afghanistan

Finely Hand-knotted Gherous Bijar Afghanistan

     The thoughtful and intricate use of design and color in the exquisite Gherous Bijar creates an enchanting and elegant ambiance that beckons all that enter to …

both rest and dream.

 

Kebabian Rug “Pleasing to the Eye,

Satisfying to the Mind”

Rosa Bell Holt

 

Melding the Traditional with the Contemporary

“Melding the Traditional with the Contemporary”

Afghan Heriz

Afghan Heriz

 Edgar Allen Poe, “The soul of the apartment is the carpet.”

    Calming, Engaging and Beautiful

Afghan Heriz

     The graceful Afghan Heriz beautifully grounds the room.  The effect is very appealing and encourages all who enter to rest and engage.

      Interior designer, Edward Lobrano uses Oriental rugs  “because of their ability to work well in his transitional interiors that meld the traditional with the contemporary.”  The Decorative Carpet, Alix G. Perrachon.  The graceful Afghan Heriz contributes in no small part to all the elements of the room coming together flawlessly.