Behold a woven tableau, a living page from the historic rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, where verses whisper in threads of silk. Beneath the sheltering boughs of a timeless tree, the poet contemplates life, penning verses as he savors the nectar of thoughts. An ethereal angel hovers nearby, a celestial muse, while a noble steed stands sentinel, bridging the realms of earth and sky.
Within this artful creation, a dance of materials unfolds. The warp, a canvas of cotton, forms the tapestry's foundation, while knots of shimmering mulberry silk ascend, weaving dreams into existence. This harmonious marriage of textures is known as 'Silk on Cotton', a blend of the ethereal and the earthly.
Each knot is a reverent tribute, counted not just in numbers but in poetry, echoing the passion of creation. And the weaver, anonymous yet spirited, hails from the heartland of Kashmir, India, where every knot echoes the mystique of the land.
Come, let this poetic carpet grace your realm, a verse etched in silk, a tale of beauty and contemplation spun across time.
- Zeeshan Tariq
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