A Rangoli is a Hindu floral design with a long historic tradition. Placed on the floor at the entrance of houses or buildings as a welcome symbol, the Rangoli provides protection or offers good luck.
The pattern is normally composed of flower petals, leaves, coloured powders, rice flour, and other elements that act as a vehicle for decoration. Inspired by the essence of the Rangoli, the rug is a tribute to the original essence, acting as a beacon of wellbeing and welcome.
In addition to the beautiful historical undertones, the rugs in this collection offer extraordinary charm for living or dining rooms in the large version, or hallways and bedrooms in the smaller version.
Elena Marquina, known as Nani Marquina, was born in Barcelona in 1952. After studying Industrial Design at the Massana school there, she started to work with the architects Sellés-Marquina in 1973. In 1984, she made her first carpets, and decided to devote herself to design and set up her company, Nanimarquina, two years later. In 1988, some of her creations were already being exported to Germany and Japan. A year later, one of her collections was selected for the shop at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Since 2006 Nani Marquina has been president of the ADP (Professional Designers' Association).