The Zollanvari Kundan Pure Silk® Collection, woven in Jaipur, India, combines centuries of weaving tradition with a modern interior design sensibility. The use of the most exquisite natural materials such as organic silk, and the over-dyeing of the carpets with layers of translucent colour, creates a unique, multidimensional, shimmering texture. Rapture and Iridescence are the new contemporary design lines from the Kundan Silk® Collection. The intention/inspiration for these carpets was to simulate complex abstract paintings and patterns, and pelts. What is innovative is the totally realistic recreation of brush strokes, colour crossovers and pelt texture. The complexity of the design of each of the six carpets in this collection proved a huge challenge for the weavers since they took twice as long to weave each carpet - each weaver having to work individually on their part rather than the usual three weavers working side by side. One of the designs in this collection, Rapture 4, has been shortlisted by the new jury of the CDA in the category Best Modern Design Deluxe. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Sunday 15th January at the CDA feature area presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX.
The Kundan Diffusion Koti Silk line was launched in January 2015. The weave quality of these rugs is similar to the 'Ethos' line, but the materials used are viscose made from the cellulose pulp of bamboo, banana or other natural materials. Zollanvari have selected a blend of the finest of these fibres. The result is rugs not only made from sustainable and relatively environment-friendly raw materials but also a world apart from the mass-produced viscose lines on the market.