TATAMI RUG´S HISTORY
The first rug ever produced by Carlos Vera Dieppa, the father of VERDI's founders, Tomas and Cristina, was inspired by the traditional TATAMI Japanese rug. He sought to create a piece using Colombian natural fibers that would reflect Colombia's unique cultural identity and legacy. In his journey to craft a local interpretation of the timeless TATAMI rug, he connected with a local coffee-sack weaver, who introduced him to weaving with Fique Fiber, a technique that was used often in creating coffee sacks. This encounter marked the beginning of his textile explorations, eventually culminating in the creation of his very first TATAMI rug woven with Fique Fiber.