Each peace of the Fattoria Pilloni collections is unique and hand-made in Sardinia using fine materials such as wool from local sheep, hemp, linen and cotton. Usually the materials used come from the region and are naturally colored with herbs and flowers. Each peace is produced on traditional Sardinian looms using the original techniques „A Pibiones“ and „ A Bagas“ with its sophisticated colour palettes.
Laboratorio Fatteri · Manual loom
The small familiy-owned Laboratorio Fatteri was founded in the 1980s, in the village Mogoro. The sisters Maria Luisa and Licia Fatteri are specialized in the production of Arazzi, colored wallhangings made with the famous „ A Bagas“ technique and on knotting Tapettos, with the traditional „Pibiones“ technique. Providing their customers a broad portfolio of products customized by size, color and motif, the sisters meet all requirements ensuring the uniqueness of each individual product. Their tapestries rely on classic motifs of the Sardinian folklore. Symbols such as the tree of life, the peacock and the vine leaf, passed from mother to daughter for decades, are taken up again and placed in a modern context.
The Textile Cooperative Su Marmuri was founded in 1971. They produce their fine rugs and fabrics in the small mountain village Ulassay. There they started a cooperative of Sardinian weavers, which have specialized on knotting „Pibiones“, a very unique Sardinian weaving technique. All products are manufactured with natural fibers in manual labor to semi-automatic looms. The focus has always been to produce textiles with very high quality standards, paying particular attention to the fineness of the materials and the subtlety of the combs.
The grain or pibiones weaving technique is most commonly found in the central and eastern areas of Sardinia. It is a particular type of stitched relief, created from countless grains that are made by twisting the yarn around a needle which is arranged ina horizontal position on the loom; the needle is then pulled away, thereby creating a raised effect.
This term identifies one of the most popular manual weaving techniques used in different locations of the Campidano of Cagliari, in Sardinia. The local term, „A bagas“, means „by fits and starts“ and it is therefore referred to as a weave that includes additional wefts, drawn on the decorative motifs woven on a base tela canvas fabric.
Laboratorio Fatteri · Creating a Wallhanging of the Fattoria Pilloni collections
The Sisters Maria Luisa and Licia Fatteri working on their manual loom