Sutra, in colourway Ginger
In this posting, we highlight the design Sutra from Lapchi's most recent collection:
The energy and asymmetric movement of the brushwork slashing across the
surface of Sutra, dramatically divides the carpet plane, making it a dynamic choice
for contemporary or commercial interiors. Sutra with its “fine art” quality is also
fantastic in gallery settings.
At first glance the feeling is contemporary, yet the calligraphic tradition is ancient.
Sutra reflects this inherent duality and thus works well in traditional environments.
In more eclectic and exotic interiors with “bohemian” influences, Sutra takes on
a more transitional feeling.
The Lapchi Sutra is but a fragment of a Chinese character for “flower.” It encourages
us to contemplate both the passage of time, and the elusive mystery of what the
original whole might once have been. Our Sutra “flower,” is from a poem by Bo Juyi,
a Tang Dynasty poet, famous for brief beautiful verses in simple language.
A Bloom is Not a Bloom
Flower. Is it a flower?
Mist. Is it mist?
Arriving at midnight,
Leaving before dawn.
She is there: sweetness
of an ephemeral spring.
She has gone:
morning cloud, not a trace.