Artisan Weaving, Le Marche: La Tela, Macerata, Italy
This workshop of artisan weaving, operates in the territory of Macerata utilizing exclusively old manual looms.
A choice born from the desire to repropose the forgotten tradition of the local textile. Complicated procedures and archaic techniques permit the realization of a hand made and valuable original.
The workmanship tends to create a type of ethnic fabric according to the antique technique of “liccetti”, which permit the reproduction of the design, a method kept alive until today thanks to the wisdom and constancy of a few weaving professionals in the Marche territory.
This type of hand made product is decorated with elements of natural inspiration that are documented extensively for all of the ‘300’s and ‘400’s in the rustic materials of central Italy. Dragons, lions, eagles, griffons, peacocks…figurations both realistic and imaginary, make precious this part of the production of “la Tela” workshop; in particular those “classical” elements that in the past constituted the female dowry, bed covers, sheets, hand towels, tablecloths, drapery and carpets.
Everything can be realized from the planning to the exact measurements; enriching the handwork not only with antique designs described above, but also with personalized designs, responding to the esthetic needs of the customer. Thanks to this prerogative the production of the workshop distinguishes itself from the traditional creation of (to compliment both rustic or modern furniture)
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