According to Greek mythology, the Phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated, born again each time it rises from the fiery ashes of its demise. But the ancient Greeks do not hold exclusive domain over the myth; this reincarnating winged creature exists in cultures the world over.

Whether it is the Garunda from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain beliefs, the Tibetan Me byi karmo, the Persian Simorph, the Russian Firebird, the Turkish Zümrüdü Anka, or the Fenghuang from Chinese lore, there is an apparent universal desire to rise again … … from whatever calamity or fall from grace.

Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal, of fully hand-processed Himalayan highland sheep’s wool with accents of Chinese silk, Phoenix from Joseph Carini Carpets represents the efforts of firm principal Joseph Carini not only to preserve but also to revive ancient traditions of vegetal and natural dyes; methods that produce exuberant nuanced colors as well as ostensible — or shall we say mythological — benefits to health and home.

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