Textile artist WARP weaves modern tales of passion and achievement into unique, highly personalised Persian rugs & tapestries.
Throughout ancient history, magnificent pictorial Persian rugs were created, serving as a testament and historical documentation to the lives and passions of their owners.
WARP has embraced this time-honored practice and introduced a new and captivating interior language that will celebrate your passion and life achievements as a highly personalised, unique Persian rug that is made exclusively for you.
These personal moments from your journey through life, will be woven into the very fabric of your rug, brought to life by the human craft of hand-made rug weaving, enriched with a tangible texture and soul that creates a truly special work of art.
By working with you in this way, WARP seeks to create a body of work that contain snap shots of modern contemporary culture, to be preserved as historical records for future generations to discovered and enjoyed.
Made with the same craft and technique as rugs of old, your bespoke rug will be steeped in the history of a timeless practice.
It will embark on a journey of intricate weaving and wielding unparalleled precision, as the artisan weavers delicately loop and knot every thread of wool by hand.
The result of this meticulous craftsmanship is a mere 10-15 centimeters of Persian rug produced per day, a slow and skilful process and a testament to the artistry of handwoven rugs not changed in thousands of years.
WARP is the artistic persona of textile designer Mark Hanlon, who spent over spent over 8 years working in the design industry before discovering the beauty of Persian carpets back in 2010.
This new found passion led Mark to venture into the world of ultra high-end rugs, establishing the highly reputable "Studio Knot" his boutique rug design company.
Mark has now gone full circle to rekindled his love of Persian rugs, art and sub culture, to combine the three under his new artistic persona WARP.
Your journey will produce a very personal work of textile art, that only a few have the chance to experience. Become part of a very small group of people, who throughout history, have been remembered in textile form.
Due to the nature of designing and weaving these beautiful rugs, each project develops slowly and beautifully, which means each piece receives the time and dedication it needs to become a true masterpiece.