Carpets from the Middle East have a long history. For the nomadic tribes, the carpets were a way of bringing a piece of home with them on their voyage. Often the imagery of gardens or the Tree of Life were visual reminders of idyllic locations of rest. For others, the Persian carpets are steeped in regional traditions. Like oral histories that have been passed down from one generation to the next, the weavers’ little hands tying little knots would replicate a tribal pattern by memory alone.
Thomas pursues his rendition of a traditional rectangular carpet. Each carpet has it’s own story to tell.
Limited edition archival pigment prints on Baryta photo paper
Editions: 60x60” (152 cm), 40x40” (101 cm), 24x24” (61cm)