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Isabella Frongia

Isabella Frongia Weaver
Contact
Italian
Hours:
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Phone:
+39 078364050
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The slow rhythm of weaving

  • • Isabella's hometown of Samugheo is world-famous for its weaving
  • • She has been featured in the New York Times
  • • Her master was her mother, Susanna

“I have breathed weaving since I was a child, in a country where the textile tradition was, and still is, very deep-rooted,” says Isabella Frongia. In the early 1960s, her mother opened her first weaving workshop, where she welcomed and trained a multitude of young women. The workshop was part of Isabella’s house, so the immersion in the world of looms and yarns was inseparable from daily life. “At the age of ten, I was already sitting at the loom, looking around me and experiencing the magic of warp and weft thread,” she recalls. Her teacher is her mother, Susanna. From her, she learned all the techniques and secrets of weaving. And still today, at the age of 88, Susanna weaves precious traditional cloths on the ancient loom and supervises the workshop’s activities.

Read the full interview

Works

  • © Enrico Tola
  • © Serena Sannia
  • © Serena Sannia
  • © Serena Sannia
  • © Serena Sannia
Photo: © Enrico Tola
Sa Cannughedda rug

This rug is entirely woven by hand by Isabella Frongia using a local technique known as Tauledda. Using this ancestral technique, Isabella weaves the fabric using cotton for the warp and Sardinian wool for the weft and design.

Length 115 cm
Width 94 cm
Height 1 cm

Photo: © Serena Sannia
Rhombuses rug

This carpet is entirely woven by hand by Isabella Frongia using a local technique known as Pibiones. Using this ancestral technique, Isabella weaves the fabric from 100 percent white cotton with intricate designs of rhombuses, worked in relief.

Length 230 cm
Width 180 cm
Height 2 cm

Photo: © Serena Sannia
Is Gancios carpet

This carpet is entirely woven by hand by Isabella Frongia using a local technique known as Pibiones. Using this ancestral technique, Isabella weaves the warp as well as the weft from cotton and uses Sardinian wool for the design created in relief.

Length 120 cm
Width 160 cm
Height 1.5 cm

Photo: © Serena Sannia
Spring carpet

This carpet is entirely woven by hand by Isabella Frongia using a local technique known as Pibiones. Using this ancestral technique, Isabella weaves the warp as well as the weft from blue hued cotton and uses white Sardinian wool for the design created in relief.

Length 165 cm
Width 75 cm
Height 1.5 cm

Photo: © Serena Sannia
Tappeto Bisaccia carpet

This carpet is entirely woven by hand by Isabella Frongia using a local technique known as Tauledda. Using this ancestral technique, Isabella weaves the warp and the weft of the carpet from cotton. She uses wool to weave the intricate geometric design as well as velvet for the finishings.

Length 165 cm
Width 75 cm
Height 1.5 cm

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