A carpet from S.Antioco
||Weaving is still one of the most
widespread crafts in Sardinia.
There are many small inland towns and villages which are famous for
their traditional carpets or tapestries.
The products of their skilled weavers are famous not only
in Italy but also abroad.
The material is always hand made on vertical looms in the Barbagia region,
or on horizontal wooden looms which are widespread throughout the Island. These looms are utilized
for different types of materials.
|The raw materials used are: the Sardinian
wool which is particularly hard-wearing, raw white or colored cotton and linen.
were traditionally used as a decorative cover for the austere linen trunks in which the bridal gown
was kept. For this reason Sardinian carpets are designed with a central section with figures or
geometrical patterns and with two lateral tassels as ornaments.
Later, Sardinian carpets were used
as bedspreads, tapestries or as carpets.
A carpet "a pibiones" from Villagrande
Towels from Ulassai
||As we said above, today craftsmen produce
other objects for the house such as curtains, cushions, fabrics, towels and table clothes.
designs one can see the evolution from the ancient to the modern, however a persistent influence of
the traditional figurative designs can be seen.
There are countless centers where these products
are made and it is almost always possible to visit and see with your own eyes how these different
products are made.