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The Estambul rug was designed by Javier Mariscal for Nanimarquina in Spain. This truly is one of the most exquisite area rugs in the Nanimarquina collection. The pattern on the Black and White Estambul Rug has a rhythmic appeal that seems to dance right off the floor. This is because the pattern is comprised of both geometric and organic shapes that work together to create a truly one of a kind piece. Faced with the challenge of blank paper, some authors capture its very essence on designer rugs. A graphic and industrial designer, a painter, a fashion designer and a writer and art gallery director create each of these four exclusive designs, in which four very personal visions of the rug as contemporary object are made clear. All have something in common: choosing the absence of color, black and white in monochrome, to intensify its identity. A dichotomy. A horizontal canvas. A work of art underfoot. Nanimarquina's Estambul Rug makes a refined and elegant statement in any interior setting.
The Estambul rug is part of the Nanimarquina area rug collection designed by the talented and very likeable Barcelona-based designer Nani Marquina. The quality of the Nanimarquina rugs is often unsurpassed; some Nanimarquina rugs are created with up to 179 thousand knots per square meter. The industry standard is usually only a fraction of that. The selection of the best materials is equally important to Nani. She selects the finest materials for her rugs such as 100% virgin New Zealand Wool, hand-spun Mohair and Persian Silk. Each rug is designed in Barcelona, Spain and crafted by master rug artisans in India, Nepal or Pakistan. Nanimarquina's rugs carry the "Care & Fair label", an organization that since 1995 acts against child labor. All carpets made in India also bear the label of KALEEN, issued by the council of India to guarantee again that no child labor was employed. These wonderful artistic area rugs will revitalize your room in an instant and will bring sophisticated elegance to any environment. These exceptionally beautiful rugs provide the finishing touch on your floor or can be used as decorative wall art when hung against your living room wall. Nanimarquina rugs carry the "Care & Fair label", an organization that since 1995 acts against child labor.