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  • This fine silk scarf is painted with vibrant brushstrokes in an evocative striped composition of watercolours in unpredictable juxtapositions of shaded colours and bright tones.

  • This prized necklace realised with wooden beads of different shapes and sizes, hand-painted in bright polychromy is strung so as to realise a free asymmetrical composition on a silk voile ribbon painted with fine watercolours in tonal variations.

  • 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.

  • Elegant yet playful, this necklace made up of brightly coloured polychrome circles of fabric and buttons of different shapes and sizes is done up by means of long black silk voile ribbons.

  • 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.

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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