Medina - Ariadna Miquel
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MEDINA

2011 | Produced by Nanimarquina | Design in collaboration with Nani Marquina  

Photography by Albert Font

For the nomads of the desert, the house is created from and around the rug, as it was formally used to protect people from direct contact with the ground. Entire communities and families gathered on their rugs, which acted as a home, inherent in daily life, providing comfort and space delimitation. Over time, the rug has become a decorative element and a vehicle for cultural messages.

The asymmetrical striped design of Medina rug evokes the nomadic lifestyle of the ancient communities of the desert, focused on texture provided by the usage of hand-spun Afghan wool and through the old and traditional weaving technique: the kilim. Skilled artisans handcraft Medina rug in the north of Pakistan.