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"S'iscaccu" textile workshop

  • This linen towel woven on a flat handloom is decorated with a frill and refined with long macrame fringes. This precious and exclusive artefact is a fine piece of craftsmanship, an enhanced artefact of daily us. A perfect home textile accessory.

  • This carpet in Sardinian wool reinterprets the textile modules of the designer-artist Eugenio Tavolara, especially designed in the 1950s for the village of Bolotana and which are now known in the context of the iconographic range of local weaving as sas candelitas, the candles.

  • An encounter is woven into this prized carpet in Sardinian wool, which is expertly described through the distinct stylised profiles of a man and a woman, that are united in marriage at the centre.

  • The decoration of this woolen carpet reproduces a local traditional design characterised by fine geometries woven in skilful tonal variation, using exclusive yarns dyed with natural colors obtained from local plants.

  • This fabric cushion, woven on a traditional heddle loom, features an elegant geometrical design crafted on a neutral raw linen cloth.

The artisan

Laboratorio Tessile S’Iscaccu, opened in 1995, includes three members with different vocational profiles and decades of experience in the industry. Skilled in the use of flat handlooms, with particular experience in heddle looms, they set their tools to weave specific fabrics. Being skilled artisans and experts of traditional motifs, they carry out their experimental work using alternative materials, such as chiffon and silk organza, and developing new crafting techniques. In their workshop in Bolotana, a village in the heart of Sardinia, in the Province of Nuoro, the artisans weave beautiful carpets with balanced compositions, including stylized elements and geometric patterns, each of which with its own name and meaning, items of the local jargon of local weavers. Specialized in the manufacturing of Sardinian home textile accessories and carpets, they have had several partnerships with local designers.

The technique

The raw materials used are wool, cotton, linen, either woven as warps or wefts, but also silk and cloth. The techniques used are the traditional a pettenedda, a rànu, a mustra, that is, traditional stitches with a deep contemporary touch.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

To get to know the territory, the techniques and the tools, visit the relevant section.

Where to find them

Laboratorio Tessile "S'iscaccu" Via Baddesalighes, 10 08011 Bolotana (NU)


Telefono: +39 340 2574625 - +39 347 9638150