This dramatic design was originally conceived for an embroidered coat in 2001.
The curled oriental serpent appears from a skull in the centre of a classical wreath of ferns, hand knotted in gold silk and set against a black background.
The motif is raised and hand carved to emulate brocade on a military uniform.
This rug is entirely handmade, from the spinning of the yarns to the weaving on the loom. It is unique, and has been crafted by weavers in the Kathmandu area, whose skills have been passed down through many generations. We use only the finest natural yarns; the Tibetan wool is renowned for its softness and durability, while the fine silk brings a delicate lustre that enhances the design of the rug. To this we have added the vision of a world class designer, and the result is a hand knotted contemporary rug of extraordinary beauty which will itself become an heirloom to be treasured for years to come.