The Art

Traditional Sardinian handwoven textiles are uniquely beautiful in their design and creation. The artistry and the intrinsic quality of the handmade are apparent. Your appreciation grows when you understand how the weavings are created.

Handweaving is demanding and time-intensive. It requires patience, engineering skill, and physical strength. Weaving involves many steps, and progress is slow. The weavings are made with care, attention, and respect for the old ways. The results — rugs, wall hangings, tablecloths, bedspreads, pillow shams, bags, and more — are unparalleled.

See the page The Art of Handweaving to learn how these amazing textiles are created.

See the page Meet the Artists to meet the tessitrici artigianali, the women handweavers who continue this nearly-lost art.

© Kelly Manjula Koza unless otherwise noted.