Wellbeing Nettle Dhurrie Rug
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Design Ilse Crawford, 2018
Nettle & Jute, hand loomed, Dhurrie
Handmade by Nanimarquina
Wellbeing is an organism of comforting textile products that support the human experience. All the items focus on tactility, materiality, craft and quality. They add warmth, softness and comfort to indoor environments, and a connection to the senses. The collection uses traditional techniques and crafted details that make the normal special.
The Wellbeing collection uses hand spun Afghan wool, nettle, jute, linen, Tussar silk as well as cork, wood, raw wool, and raw cotton carefully sourced by nanimarquina's team, as close as possible to where the pieces from the collection are produced, using traditional craft techniques and local artisans with whom nanimarquina has worked with for a long time.
Nanimarquina was founded in 1987 focusing on offering rugs to a world that is interested in creativity, quality and innovation. Today, Nanimarquina is one of the leading companies in the contemporary rugs sector. Under the premise of "reuse, reduce, recycle", they pay the utmost attention to caring for and preserving the environment that surrounds us. All of their rugs are hand made in countries with great traditions of craftsmanship. Nanimarquina also guarantees that no child labor is used in the manufacturing of their rugs. They also collaborate actively with organizations to further improve standards of living for those directly involved in the process of producing their rugs.
Although it is considered a 'weed' botanically, the nettle has several medicinal properties and it is also used as a textile fiber. Grown mainly in Himalaya, China, India and Burma, nettle's fiber is greatly appreciated for its softness, resistance and its similarity to vegetable silk. The transformation process of the herb into thread requires a complex firing, mixing the fiber with ashes and spring water.
The collaboration between nanimarquina and Ilse Crawford begun in April 2017. The set criteria for the collection included natural, sustainable and local fibers, hand spun, no bleach and no dyes. These requirements set the nanimarquina team to begin a deep investigation process and start working with a wide variety of materials, leading to a conscious, human-centric, sensorial and beautiful outcome. All the innovations applied have meant a step forward in nanimarquina's body of knowledge in rug making.
Wellbeing Nettle Dhurrie rugs are handmade with hand loomed technique using 50% nettle & 50% jute. Custom sizes available on request. Wellbeing Nettle Dhurrie rugs are only offered in the natural color shown and available in various sizes.
long: 2'8" w | 7'10" L | total height: 5mm
small: 5'7" w | 7'10" L | total height: 5mm
medium: 6'7" w | 9'10" L | total height: 5mm
large: 9’10" | 13’1"