New to the Knots Rugs Artist Collaboration collection, Ink is based on an original design that Knots have created with Paper Marbler Natascha Maksimovic in her studio which is based in Margate, Kent. Nat Maks specialises in the art form of Suminagashi Marbling which fuses traditional techniques with contemporary and expressive colour palettes.
With a nod to Helen Frankenthaler’s abstract landscapes, Ink has been taken from our very own oil ink colour swatch, which was organically created with a paint brush on paper. The different tones of inky indigo blue, fading out into the soft neutral ground is from where the oil inks have dispersed across the paper, creating a ghostly edge. This piece has been hand-knotted by Artisan weavers in Nepal, using 16 shades of blue in Tibetan wool and Chinese silk.