Cabuya Rug


3 available for Quickship
Product number: 00AFR1-C

Width: 1600 mm
Depth: 2240 mm

100% Fique fibres from Furcraea leaves

Care instructions
Professional cleaning only

The Cabuya Rug, available in two different sizes, is a design by Sebastian Herkner, who translated the contrasting landscapes of the Colombian Santander region into a textured textile design. The deep canyons, dry deserts and lush green mountains have inspired Cabuya’s earthy, grounded colours that direct the attention to the various structures in the rug
Each rug is produced by hand in our partner workshops in Santander, a Colombian region with a long tradition of working with the fibres that are made from the leaves of the Fique plant. These fibres are dyed with mostly natural ingredients, such as nuts, roots and bark from trees. To create the rug, the skilled artesanos use three different manufacturing techniques: two of the three pieces of rug are tied and knotted by hand in a vertical loom – the combination of double knotting and unique knitting creates a special structure. The third element of Cabuya is needlework executed with two large knitting needles. Alone the preparation of the fibres – which includes harvesting, drying, brushing and spinning – takes up to seven days, while the artesanos and artesanas work 20 days on producing the final rug
German designer Sebastian Herkner is a long-term collaborator of ames and has visited Colombia multiple times to experience the country’s cities, nature and people first hand. He also visited many of the ateliers that ames has partnered with to learn about the unique traditional crafts of Colombia's regions. A sought-after contemporary designer and recipient of many industry awards, he has worked with many international design brands, creating intriguing pieces that showcase his intuition for interesting material, colour and texture combinations

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