Matthew Hilton Studio

About Indigo

Nanimarquina - 2021

A rug design based on a set of sketches exploring geometry and pattern.
We were really interested in the combination of woven textures and hand-stitched details, the point where a straight line becomes irregular through the process of being done by hand.
We were keen to explore the use of natural dyes, and indigo has such a long and complex history. The dyeing process gives the rug a variation in colour that adds a richness and texture.
The rug is hand-woven from locally sourced fibres and naturally dyed with indigo in Pakistan.