created by the versatile and authentic Japanese artist Michael Lin, formosa evokes the name 16th-century Portuguese sailors gave to the island of Taiwan. the rug’s delicate and attractive style combines Pop aesthetics with Taiwanese pictorial tradition. following this tradition, it took three years of meticulous work to reproduce the subtle use of colour on wool that is characteristic of Lin, who specialises in transforming large, cold and bland spaces into luminous organic fields of intense shades. the type of knot used to make this rug makes it 40% denser than other hand-knotted rugs, and consequently, it has more weight and better quality. pure harmony, in red or blue.
100% new zealand wool. hand-knotted and handmade.
density: 86,000 knots/m2
pile height: 11 mm
dry cleaning suggested
nanimarquina was founded in 1987 by nani marquina. based in barcelona, spain, the company has added other designers such a bouroullec, guixe, arad, boontje and mariscal to their roster. all of their rugs made in india are made without child labor. origin is noted with all rugs. custom orders may be quoted, upon request.
other nanimarquina rugs may be found here.