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Black on White Estambul Rug

by Javier Mariscal
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The Black on White Estambul rug, a pure simplification of the classical Persian rug, was designed by Spanish artist and designer Javier Mariscal for Nanimarquina. The Estambul is a modern classic design that is hand tufted out of pure New Zealand wool, placing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in one product. The original sketch for this rug was a watercolor painted by Mariscal in 1987. The design transmits the basic outline of the classic Persian rug. Using this concept as a starting point, the design was then updated using unique patterns reminiscent of comics, synthesizing East and West, and placing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in one product, resulting in the iconic Estambul rug.

The Black on White Estambul rug, is available in a Black and White pattern that comes in two sizes (Medium and Large). These high-quality rugs are entirely handcrafted, which may result in slight variances in size. These rugs are hand-dyed and color tones may vary a little. Prolonged exposure to sunlight may alter rug color tone and may even cause discoloring. Shading or pooling effects may appear on cut-pile rugs. Depending on pile direction and the way the light strikes it, color depth and luminosity may appear to vary. Some rugs are woven from natural yarns made up of several different strands of fibers twisted together. In cut-pile rugs, these yarns may shed loose fibers when in use. Vacuuming your rug regularly will remove the fluff formed by these fibers. After vacuuming, loose fibers may appear in cut-pile rugs, trimming these with a pair of scissors is recommended.

Nanimarquina was founded in 1987 by Nani Marquina and has been dedicated to innovation and quality ever since, blending contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship techniques.

Black on White Estambul Rug by Spanish designer Javier Mariscal for Nanimarquina
- Modern classic design
- 100% New Zealand wool, 36 knots/sq in
- Hand tufted
- Available in 4 sizes: Medium (L 8’4” x W 5’7”), Large (L 9'10" x W 6'7"), XL (L 11'6" x W 8'2") and XXL (L 13'1" x W 9'10") x H 0.8", wool pile height 0.6"
- Professional wet cleaning, do not dry clean
- Contact us for custom colors or sizes
- Contact us to add an anti-slide rug base
- Several eco-friendly treatments available: anti-stain, anti-UV, antibacterial and antiviral (including COVID-19), flame retardant
- Indoor use
- Made in India
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Javier Mariscal
Javier Mariscal

Born in Valencia, Mariscal has developed his professional career in Barcelona. The Mediterranean culture of both cities is revealed in his work: the hedonism, optimism, and symbolism, as well as the vibrant range of colors and his poetic approach. Mariscal has been expressing his sensibilities through a variety of disciplines, artistic or otherwise. Before dealing with projects from a multidisciplinary point of view became a recognized value, his professional activity of moving from one discipline to another, thanks to his untiring curiosity and his passion to innovate, contributes to making everyday life more interesting, easy and friendly. From furniture design to painting, sculpture, and illustration, interior and graphic design, animation, landscaping, among many others, all have been the treated with his unique professional and personal vision. Mariscal expresses himself using a personal language that is complex in intention, yet simple in manifestation, innocent yet at the same time provocative, enabling him to innovate, take risks and communicate, to keep ‘tickling’ the eyes of those who see his work and create complicity with others.