ICI BYZANTIUM ALEXIAD PATCHWORK COLLECTION
Inspired by Byzantine culture and art, BYZANTIUM ALEXIAD patchwork carpet combines two different crafts and two different materials of two universal empires of the world history in a contemporary canvas: Byzantine mosaics & Ottoman carpets.
Rearticulation of Byzantine mosaics with aged but over-dyed Ottoman/Turkish carpets exposes a well balanced composition of contrasts & similarities. Expressive color palette of the vivid collection compiled from royal colors of Byzantine & Ottoman empires: ruby red, amethyst purple, emerald green, sapphire blue, onyx black, golden yellow, marble cream, chestnut brown. Colors of richness & majesty.
BYZANTIUM ALEXIAD displays a symmetric and colorful array of square patches used as magnified mosaic pixels. While stitching lines reminds grouting of mosaics, floral patterns of original hand-knotted carpets perfectly softens rigid geometry.