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Laboratorio Tessile Prof. Cannas

The artisan

Laboratorio Tessile Prof. Cannas, located at the heart of the Gallura region, in the picturesque setting of the granite mountains in the countryside of Aggius, has a tight bond with local textile tradition, characterized by peculiar local style and technique. Being the result of a long and unique history made by women, the workshop was founded as a cooperative in 1997, and changed into a copartnership in 2005 by ten founding members. The company managed the Aggius ISOLA (Istituto Sardo Organizzazione Lavoro Artigiano) Pilot Center until its conclusion. The venues include original and large rooms that now host the workshop where the craftsmen work on the several flat handlooms, surrounded by a collection of colourful rugs. The mail production of all'antica cotton and wool Sardinian products, with the typical a date motifs, stripes with geometric elements, each of which has a specific name and a symbolic value, is the expressive jargon of local weaving.

The collection

The production includes several tapestries and carpets, other textile furnishing accessories such as pillows, bedspreads, towels, and traditional artefacts, such as saddlebags. The handmade products are an excellent testimony of traditional weaving, enriched by a collection of the most recent reinterpretations. The distinctive contrasting colours, that is, red, black, yellow and purple, combined with typical geometric shapes, give the textile production of Aggius an exclusive touch.

The technique

Weaving is performed with a traditional handloom following the all'antiga technique, a solid weaving technique, or with the a soprariccio relief technique, and the canvas technique, using Sardinian wool, regular wool, cotton, linen and recycled fabric.

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Where to find them

Laboratorio Tessile Prof. Cannas Via Li Criasgi, 22 07020 Aggius (OT)


Telefono: +39 (0)79 620299 - +39 347 2900969