Caterina Quartana

Textile Designer and university professor at the European Institute of Design, she lives and works in Cagliari.
She attended the University of Florence, graduating in 2007 in Fashion Culture and Styling and specialising in Textiles Design. In 2009, she further developed her studies at the Luxury Academy, obtaining the title of Interior Designer. In 2018 she opened her concept store and laboratory in the heart of Cagliari, bringing with her the experience in the field of textiles and design gained from 2008 to date. From 2015 she began her university career at the European Institute of Design in Cagliari as a professor of textile culture.


Caterina Quartana

 Textile designer Caterina Quartana

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Caterina Quartana

Caterina Quartana

Textile Designer and university professor at the European Institute of Design, she lives and works in Cagliari.
She attended the University of Florence, graduating in 2007 in Fashion Culture and Styling and specialising in Textiles Design. In 2009, she further developed her studies at the Luxury Academy, obtaining the title of Interior Designer. In 2018 she opened her concept store and laboratory in the heart of Cagliari, bringing with her the experience in the field of textiles and design gained from 2008 to date. From 2015 she began her university career at the European Institute of Design in Cagliari as a professor of textile culture.


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Antica tradizione tessile di Su Trobasciu.

Su Trobasciu

A female-only enterprise respecting the ancient textile tradition of an archaic Sardinia, to which women dedicated themselves from an early age to prepare the twelve sacks of wheat, necessary for the wedding trousseau. The creative genius of the designer Eugenio Tavolara marks the turning point in production: from domestic to entrepreneurial, and from tradition to the first intuitive flashes of innovation in shapes and yarns.


Methods and Techniques

If the ‘pibiones’ weaving technique, in which the grains that evoke the grape, is the most widespread technique in Sardinia, the ‘Bagas’ technique is on the contrary the stylistic sign of Su Trobasciu: a brocade weaving that uses additional colored threads to create the designs in the warp using wool, linen and hemp yarns.

The weaving is performed entirely on traditional looms with manual beat. In the horizontal looms, carpets up to three meters and twenty centimeters in size can be made, while in the vertical ones that do not allow technical variations, the work area is very limited and the variable sizes of the pieces are made in small parts completed with the comb..


Su Trobasciu

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L'artigiana Mariantonia Urru rivoluziona la tessitura sarda.

Mariantonia Urru

Two glances on weaving and only one progeny, the one of Mariantonia Urru weaver of Samugheo. At the outset, her story is common to that of many other Sardinian women who learn to weave to make their own wedding trousseau, followed by the shift desired by her four sons, who took over the enterprise radically transforming it: from the product lines embellished by new avant-garde collaborations with international designers, to marketing and promotion on foreign markets.


Methods and Techniques

The experimentation of different techniques used in a single product represents the real revolution in weaving that the enterprise led by Mariantonia Urru enacts successfully in the world. The pibiones (the grains of thread that protrude from the surface to create a design) are combined with the litzos technique, in which the longitudinal threads that form the warp alternate with the longitudinal threads that create the weft. Wool, linen and cotton form the so-called tramone, on which the designers’ visions take form.

With the pibiones technique produced on the horizontal loom, heavy fabrics from 5 to 10 mm can be created, while the flat technique is a lighter fabric from 3 to 5 mm, with a linear texture that also combined with the littos, always create new and original backgrounds.

In the workshop located in Samugheo, semi-mechanical, horizontal and vertical looms are used, in which the stitches are hand-picked by the weaver while the batting is mechanically assisted.


Mariantonia Urru

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L'artigiana Mariantonia Urru rivoluziona la tessitura sarda.

Mariantonia Urru

Mariantonia Urru

Two glances on weaving and only one progeny, the one of Mariantonia Urru weaver of Samugheo. At the outset, her story is common to that of many other Sardinian women who learn to weave to make their own wedding trousseau, followed by the shift desired by her four sons, who took over the enterprise radically transforming it: from the product lines embellished by new avant-garde collaborations with international designers, to marketing and promotion on foreign markets.


Methods and Techniques

The experimentation of different techniques used in a single product represents the real revolution in weaving that the enterprise led by Mariantonia Urru enacts successfully in the world. The pibiones (the grains of thread that protrude from the surface to create a design) are combined with the litzos technique, in which the longitudinal threads that form the warp alternate with the longitudinal threads that create the weft. Wool, linen and cotton form the so-called tramone, on which the designers’ visions take form.

With the pibiones technique produced on the horizontal loom, heavy fabrics from 5 to 10 mm can be created, while the flat technique is a lighter fabric from 3 to 5 mm, with a linear texture that also combined with the littos, always create new and original backgrounds.

In the workshop located in Samugheo, semi-mechanical, horizontal and vertical looms are used, in which the stitches are hand-picked by the weaver while the batting is mechanically assisted.


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Antica tradizione tessile di Su Trobasciu.

Su Trobasciu

Su Trobasciu

A female-only enterprise respecting the ancient textile tradition of an archaic Sardinia, to which women dedicated themselves from an early age to prepare the twelve sacks of wheat, necessary for the wedding trousseau. The creative genius of the designer Eugenio Tavolara marks the turning point in production: from domestic to entrepreneurial, and from tradition to the first intuitive flashes of innovation in shapes and yarns.


Methods and Techniques

If the ‘pibiones’ weaving technique, in which the grains that evoke the grape, is the most widespread technique in Sardinia, the ‘Bagas’ technique is on the contrary the stylistic sign of Su Trobasciu: a brocade weaving that uses additional colored threads to create the designs in the warp using wool, linen and hemp yarns.

The weaving is performed entirely on traditional looms with manual beat. In the horizontal looms, carpets up to three meters and twenty centimeters in size can be made, while in the vertical ones that do not allow technical variations, the work area is very limited and the variable sizes of the pieces are made in small parts completed with the comb..


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