Golden Horn Smoke
Inspired by the breathtaking textiles from the Byzantine Era. Byzantine weavers were very skilled with silk, creating intricately woven designs. On top of the superb weaving, Byzantine textiles are also characterized by an extra level of ornamentation through embroidery. The finest textiles were embroidered with gold thread, an expensive and difficult process. The richness of these Byzantine textiles is felt in this hand knotted design from Nepal. The deft use of colorful silk on the smoky field are reminiscent of the Byzantine silk fabrics. The artist illuminates the antiquity by the gently waning of the detailed design. The grandeur of a long ago era recreated in a modern day creation for a truly transitional piece.