Kala means “tomorrow” and “art” in Hindi and lends its name to a collection that unites Indian culture, nanimarquina’s main producer, and design through the eyes of children, the future.
Created from original drawings by the students of the Care & Fair charity schools in India, the Kala collection donates 150 € of each rug sold to the Amita school in Bhadohi, directed by the same organization.
We have collaborated with Care & Fair since 2002. A worldwide association founded in 1994 to fight child labor and improve the quality of life of rug manufacturers and their families in India Pakistan.
100% new wool
This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.
To start the process, the strands are punched into the areas marked by the mapping (a template used to transfer the digital design to the rug support).
Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.
The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.
Once the motif is defined, a layer of latex is applied to the reverse side of the rug to ensure that the strands remain attached to the structure.
To finish, a layer of fabric is affixed to act as a lining, offering a quality finish.