Crabolu textile company
Tessile Crabolu is located in the village of Nule, a renowned weaving center where artisan tradition is still alive and performed. Founded in 1982 by the Crabolu brothers, the company developed and expanded the activities initiated by Benedetto Crabolu and expert weaver Pietrina Cocco, developing entrepreneurial knowledge related to the world of traditional weaving, including the production cycle, the processing and the dyeing of threads. The success enjoyed through the participation in major international exhibitions prompted the company to invest on a steady basis, diversifying products and increasing the range of products. The collection of carpets, handmade according to the ancient traditional techniques, was enhanced by the production of textiles made on computerized weaving looms. Lately, the company has collaborated with Edilana for the creation of an insulation panel, made entirely in original Sardinian wool.
Production is varied and diverse. It includes wool 100% Sardinian yarns, both raw and dyed, a collection of textiles made with non-traditional manufacturing systems and a refined line of carpets crafted using ancient and valuable manual weaving techniques, available in different models and sizes. In addition to these products, production has recently been extended to wool panels intended for the insulation purposes.
The ancient weaving techniques implemented on vertical handlooms, typical of Nule, are the main feature of this production of wool carpets. The wicker technique, expressed through a rich collection of traditional motifs and compositional schemes, allows the creation of very thick and durable fabrics. Patterns, colours and sizes can be customized according to the demands of a market that is increasingly oriented towards the search for unique and personalized products. For the production of textile artefacts made with the a pibiones technique and the innovative productions related to wool construction panels, modern production and computerized systems are used.
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