DESCRIPTIONHandwoven blankets part of the ‘A Gentle Gathering’ home textile series, made of wool and mohair fibers and entirely manufactured in North-eastern Italy using pedal handlooms dated 1850.
Composition Wool and Mohair fibers
Dimensions 130x180 cm approx. (The pieces are made using handlooms, please allow a few centimeters difference)
Details Hand-cut fringes. Handmade finishings and embroidery (when applied).
Use Indoor only. These versatile throws can be used as a blanket for your bed or your couch.
Manufacture The entire collection is manufactured with Tessitura la Colombina in North-eastern Italy
Artisans and Process Four different artisans take part in the making process of each piece. During its production, each throw went through 5 specialized and traditional manual processes: warping, setting the loom, weaving, washing, and finishing. Traces of imperfection makes every artifact unique and show the authenticity of the handmade process.
Care Handle with care. Dry clean is suggested in order to preserve the quality of the product. Alternatively, use a mild detergent and carefully hand-wash by submerging in cold water for 10-15 minutes or use your washing machine selecting the cold, delicate setting, use low spin-dryer. Dry flat or on a clothesline away from direct sunlight. Do not wring dry or tumble dry.
These slow objects have been designed to carry tangible heritage values, consciously and with care.
Gentle Throw, Off-White — 760 eu
Gentle Throw, Beige — 920 eu
Gentle Throw, Brown — 960 eu
(all prices are incl. VAT)
Note that colors may appear different from screen to screen and may slightly vary on the finished product.
Textile objects that reclaim a sense of slowness.
A Gentle Gathering is a home collection of slow objects made with ancient restored handlooms that weave following the pace of the body. It tells stories about rural memories, tranquility and artisanal rituals.
The series brings people together, slowly embracing them in a warm and intimate atmosphere. It springs from the need for re-setting our values with something simple and familiar, disconnecting from a hectic modern life to be in touch again with matter and craft. Consciously, and with care.
Its blankets and cushions are entirely handmade in a textile district in the North of Italy, using wool yarns chosen from a forgotten archive. The making of each piece goes through manual and slow processes, where expert, immersive and repetitive gestures leave a trace of imperfection that makes every piece authentic and unique.
Drawn from an earthy palette, the collection is reminiscent of the Mediterranean landscape. It describes the traditional checkerboard motif, organised in a tactile grid play where the dense and soft mohair blocks are gently framed by relief lines and placed on a rough and primitive wool surface. Simple in aesthetic, but rich in tactility and made with a sophisticated method of manufacture.