-- Interior Design, 2/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Leslee Fiorella, the designer for the Endless Knot Rug Company, recently produced a new collection called Sonata. Honoring the ancient weaving techniques passed down for generations in Nepal, Fiorella integrates the century-old, hand-knotting system in the Tibetan senna loop style with a modern perspective. A blend of Tibetan and New Zealand highland wool is carded, spun, and dyed by hand and then designed into a 60-knot construction. Shown here are Rubato, a vibrant geometric form on a solid textured ground in a Carbon colorway; Sordino, with squares and lines that create geometrical shapes in Cassis; and Fiorella, a more traditional rug in a Baltic color, inspired by the symbol of her family name meaning "little flowers." Also shown here is a new rug by Lori Weitzner for the Myth and Magic II collection called Athena, a hand-woven rug inspired by the shield that Athena gave Perseus to aid in his protection when he conquered the Gorgons. Endless Knot Rug Company, 105 H Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.