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  • This Sardinian wool felt carpet is characterized by a balanced composition including free motifs and circles, ruby red and black shades on a white field, made with inserts made of silk and wool wads.

  • This original table runner in wide-weft jute is painted with vibrant pictorial brushstrokes in a dynamic abstract composition of circular shapes and shaded, shiny polychrome stripes on a neutral background.

  • This silk necklace is dyed and hand-made in a balanced composition of petals and flower shades. This careful work is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • This fine linen table runner is hand-painted with watercolour shades, featuring drawn threads and several silk strips. The choice of colours is inspired by traditional Sardinian combinations.

  • This table set includes a hand-dyed cotton tablecloth and napkins, featuring thick brush strokes and many-coloured bubbles on a white field. This peculiar hand-painted artefact is a unique and exclusive piece.

The artisan

The collaboration of the two artists and craftswomen, Maria Cristina Boy and Margherita Usai, started about twenty years ago and led to the opening of TRAmaRE, a space dedicated to the inspiration and creation of artistic productions, where every detail is cared for. Artefacts feature plays of colour, through the fusion of different materials, a fabric painting technique that provides a unique touch. At the TRAmaRE workshop, brushes paint on silk, jute and tarlatana, give light to linen, wool and orbace. Natural elements are used to craft home decorations and innovative fashion accessories. During the last few years, the experience gained while collaborating with Edilana and Daniela Ducato, give an added value to the TRAmaRE project.

The collection

TRAmaRE's production is rich and varied, ranging between collections of furniture pieces to home accessories: curtains, cushions and throws, duvet covers, bedspreads and sheets, tablecloths and runners. But also, scarves, hair ornaments, necklaces and brooches. Aesthetics and subjective perception interpret every creation crafted in the workshop. Combinations of natural fibers, color shades and inventive elements.

The technique

All TRAmaRE works are hand-painted and may be washed or dry cleaned. All materials, which are strictly natural, are shaped and adapted to different crafting projects. Linen, jute, tarlatan, wool are 100% Sardinian. Their jewels are often created with recycled materials, except painted silk scarves: pottery or vintage products, purchased by the artists while strolling around markets and shops.

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

Tramare Via Dei Genovesi, 6 09124 Cagliari (CA)


Telefono: +39 (0)70 666988 - +39 340 8937017

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