January 1, 2009
Depending on the size of the rug—they come in three sizes—one or two technicians at SPN operate the loom, which involves painstaking manual labor. “Every two or three lines,” Marquina explains, “we insert a pair of die-cut flowers. They are fixed through a wool thread that is woven between the flowers and the base.” The technicians follow an intricate pattern, much like in knitting, which graphically conveys the intended location of each distinct flower pairing. They can produce one rug in a seven-hour workday. “It wasn’t easy,” Marquina remembers, “to find manufacturers willing to take on this project—it’s quite complex.” Mittal was more than willing. “I really enjoy working with Nanimarquina,” he says. “Every time they give me different kinds of designs to make, and I like the challenge. We feel proud.”
In a full day of meticulous and patient handwork, a couple of skilled workers bring Little Field of Flowers to life. Every few lines, the weavers insert a pair of the die-cut flowers, which are woven to the base to secure them.
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The movement and texture that Boontje desired is evident in a finished Little Field of Flowers. The process is so complex that Nanimarquina found it difficult to locate manufacturers who were willing to take it on. SPN welcomed the challenge and is proud of the results.
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nanimarquina little field of flowers weaving
In a full day of meticulous and patient handwork, a couple of skilled workers bring Little Field of Flowers to life. Every few lines, the weavers insert a pair of the die-cut flowers, which are woven to the base to secure them.

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