The three carpets in Doshi Levien's Rabari collection are based on traditional rugs made by tribes in India's Gujarat region.
"When we started the collection I really wanted it to have the joy and celebration of the Rabari's, they are the nomadic tribes in Gujurat," says Doshi of Doshi Levien in the movie by Felices. "They work a lot with mirrors, with threads. They sit together in the afternoon and make big embroideries."
Each design is embroidered with colourful graphic patterns that sit within grids. Doshi says that the use and distribution of colours and metallics is similar to a garment she used to wear.
"I remember a dress I had made which was very bright pink silk and only the sleeves had mirrors on it, in different colours," she reminisces. "I remember that I didn't want the mirrors to be everywhere."
The movie shows clips of the manufacturing process in India, including threads being churned in coloured dyes and steamed over bamboo poles.
Threads are then matched to the colours on paper patterns, which are later used as templates for the stitching.
The carpets are hand-knotted and hand-woven using traditional Sumak techniques, which produce a finely woven, durable material.
Doshi also shows her initial sketches and colour collages for the patterns on the rugs in the film.
Nanimarquina launched the rugs at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last month.
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