Design by Carolina Melis
Entirely hand made in Sardinia
Weaving technique: Pibiones
Available in Sardinian Wool or Cotton
Sizes: 190x230cm, 130x210cm
Bespoke sizes and colours available
Order to delivery time approximately 6 weeks
About this technique
The pibiones weaving technique is most commonly found in the central and eastern areas of Sardinia. This is a particular type of stitched relief, created from the countless grains that make up the design. These are made by twisting the yarn around a needle which is arranged in a horizontal position on the loom; the needle is then pulled away, thereby creating a raised effect (grains). Operated entirely by hand, including the slay mechanism, i.e. the working phase effected by a complicated mechanism moved by the hands and feet which tightens the weft yarns one against the other once they have passed over the pin.
The pibiones technique was used in antiquity only for the best hand-woven bed covers “sa faona” and for household articles such as curtains, fabrics, cushions and tablecloths.