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by Nani Marquina - 2009

nanimarquina was founded in Barcelona in 1986 and has become a leading brand in contemporary design rugs.

The rug collections speak to us about a world that begins and ends with tactile sensations.

African House | Austerity and nobility, the essence of African homes.

The African House rug has its origins in the fascinating murals made by members of the South African Besotho tribe on the outside of their houses. Besotho women decorate the adobe walls of their homes with plant and flower ornaments, inventing stunning decorative allegories. They are artistic expressions of prayers to their ancestors, to whom they pray for rain, sun and peace. This collection brings us the cultural symbology of this tribe, bringing their exotic exterior motifs to the interior of our homes, giving a certain ethnic touch. The relief on the wool rug reproduces the mud treatment in their murals, in ochre, earth and sand tones.

Vacuuming is recommended at least once a week. Do not allow stains to dry-in and apply a suitable stain-removing solution.


100% New Zealand wool
hand tufted


small measures 5.6 x 7.9 ft or 170 x 240 cm
medium measures 6.6 x 9.8 ft or 200 x 300 cm
large measures 9.8 x 13.2 ft or 300 x 400 cm
density is 46,500 knots/sq meter
wool pile height is 14 mm
total height is 20 mm
weight is 4.5 kg/sq meter


special order item
custom sizes available for $658/sq m or $61/sqf
do not dry clean

Availability: Usually ships in 4-6 weeks

african house rug


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