Rabari 1

The Rabari collection is created with 100% New Zealand wool, handmade in India with hand-knotted and hand-woven Sumak techniques.

Design  Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien
Manufacturer  Nanimarquina
Dimensions  S 170x240; M 200x300; L 300x400
Colour & Materiality  100% New Zealand wool

Technique  Hand knotted + Hand loomed
Type  Indo Nepal + Sumak
Density  124.000 knots/m2
Pile height  5-10 mm
Total height  13 mm

Comprised of two different rugs, the Rabari collection offers exceptional beauty through the outstanding design by Doshi Levien, a refined combination of patterns with a unique graphic sensuality.

“We decided to create a series of rugs that evoke the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India. We wanted our collection for nanimarquina 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.” Doshi Levien

Doshi Levien is a London-based design office, established in 2000 by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. Working in tandem to create their own set of design rules, the duo aim to extract a deep richness from each idea and concept. Doshi Levien’s work celebrates the hybrid and explores the blend of cultures, technology, storytelling, industrial design, and fine craftsmanship through a variety of disciplines and industries. Nipa’s refined and astute visual direction combines with Jonathan’s precision and his tenacity as an industrial designer.