This 100% wool, hand tufted rug is a rug with a message. Designed by NEL collective and manufactured by Nanimarquina this rug depicts a lone polar bear on a shrinking ice cap in a vast blue sea...
According to the United States Geological Survey scientists predict that 2/3 of the polar bear population in the world could disappear by 2050, including all of Alaska's polar bears. Already we are starting to see a decline in this early victim of Global Warming. Imagine your yard shrinking underneath your feet, leaving you no where to go! This rug serves a creative reminder of the polar bears plight.
Following the age-old tradition of using rugs as a means for communication and a cultural record, NEL is portraying global warming in a scene that invites us to reflect on our impact on today’s world.