Sardinia has a very strong tradition in weaving. Textiles are an important part of the island's heritage. Not only perceived as ornamental pieces, but also for their symbolic values.
There are still hundreds of active looms and a vast variety of diverse techniques are still applied. The ability to weave and design have been passed on for centuries from generation to generation. Today artisans work either independently or are organised in small coop or workshops. The work is not concentrated in a single area, but spread across the island. Each village has a different approach to weaving both in terms of methodology as well as in the compositional choices. This is what makes this world fascinating.
Sardinian rugs, wallhangings and brocades are particularly know for their very high end production, the use of very fine materials, the original technique and sophisticated colour palette.
The material used, mainly wool, is ,in most cases, locally sourced and naturally dyed with herbs and flowers. Further to the wool, linen, cotton and silk are the material typically used.
We live in critical economic times and Mio Karo understands the importance more than ever to support local craft, preserve traditional techniques and keep working at very high production standard. We work on every piece in close collaboration with the artisans and the designer. Mio Karo cares that every textiles produced meets the best standards of Sardinian craft and reflects the identity of our cultural heritage.
Mio Karo is a Sardinia based project.