January 24, 2015

Modern Black Design Modern Floor Rug - AVAILABLE IN 3 SIZES, 9'84" x 13'12" (300x400cm)




Nanimarquina Rabari 3 Rug by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien

Modern Black Design Modern Floor Rug - AVAILABLE IN 3 SIZES, 9'84" x 13'12" (300x400cm) ; The Rabari Rug by Nanimarquina is a beautiful persian style hand knotted area rug. Vertical handloom technique in which the thread is tightly fastened to the warp by a knot. The type and thickness of the knot differentiate the various kinds of hand-knotted rugs; the greater the number of knots, the greater the definition, durability and value of the rug. This technique allows for the creation of highly-detailed patterns.

Nanimarquina Rabari 3 Rug by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in black, a beautiful composition of lines and spheres. The Rabari collection by Nanimarquina consists of three carpets made from 100% New Zealand wool, handmade in India by using the hand knotted and hand woven Sumak techniques. At the very beginning of the project, the designers decided to create a series of rugs that evoke the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India. They already had in mind intricately hand crafted embroideries made by the Nomadic community of the Rabaris from Kutch region. Nipa Doshi's aunt had an amazing embroidery workshop in Ahmedabad, with 25 highly skilled craftswomen, who were all experts in hand embroidery, working with glistening mirrors, silk and cotton thread and metallic sequins amongst other non-precious materials. The women sat together on rugs on the floor, surrounded by these jewel like elements scattered around them as they worked. Often collaborating in groups, the intricate embroideries took several days to complete. Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien wanted the collection for Nani Marquina to reference the unfinished embroideries like studies of different techniques in progress, as they gradually emerge over time. The spontaneous compositions of the rugs embody the serendipity and freedom to improvise inherent in each step of a handmade piece; Joyful, irreverent and unique.

Beyond the exceptional beauty that gives the bright color of the wool curl, the Rabari are three rugs (two in beige and one in black) with an outstanding design, a canvas on which Doshi Levien have designed a refined combination of rhythms with a unique graphic sensuality. The tribal Rabari Rugs for nanimarquina evokes the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India.