The combination of rich color, luxurious silk and a timeless zebra carpet pattern create a glorious floor covering.
The creative dynamic force behind Carini Lang carpets is Joseph Carini, famous for his signature animal designs. What sets his designs apart from others is their realistic nature. The newest color in the zebra collection is genuine botanical indigo which is not commonly used in textiles as it is not only scarce, but expensive. Synthetic indigo is the dark blue dye used to color blue jeans.
For the carpet, pure, natural Imperial silk is hand spun and small-batch dyed in the botanical indigo. The zebra stripes are rendered in the hand knotted silk. The incredibly rich color is tricky to work with as indigo is a living dye. But as you can see, practice makes perfect.
Zebra pattern carpets are a classic style used in area rugs of varying sizes that imitate the look of this animal skin. The popularity of the pattern is, in large part, due to its versatility as it can be used with a wide variety of home décor styles shown in our post Zebra on the Floor.
If blue is a favorite color, don’t miss Jane’s informative post on Woad Blue.
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Tricia Rose says
Beautiful – although the silk will flatten, not as resilient as wool – maybe durability isn’t the point!
I don’t think it is! That said, my parents have numerous silk rugs that haven’t changed in the 26 years they’ve owned them. Granted, they don’t have any pets or small children. Two things rugs have to stand up to.
something about the words indigo and zebra together made me race over to look at this post! Yum!
Always good to see you! Thanks for commenting.