Building on his obsession with ancient cultures and the way in which prehistoric objects shaped them, Roberto Sironi has designed two tapestries, Nuragic White and Nuragic Black, that superimpose various aerial views of migration and architectures of native Sardinian tribes. The name Nuragic comes from the nuraghe, massive stone structures found all over the island. The tapestries overlap bird’s-eye views of these structures in various scales, as well as proposing an interpretation of trade routes through the mountainous terrains.
The mixture of techniques -tall pibiones, short pibiones, simil-litzos- and materials -Sardinian wool, linen, cotton and silk- complements the juxtaposition of the various worlds. The tapestries are hand-woven, with a hand-knotted fringe, and finished with hints of hand-embroidered phrases from the mysterious Nuragic language.
Design by Roberto Sironi and Mariantonia Urru
Material: hand-dyed cotton warp; Sardinian wool, mercerized cotton & cotton; silk embroidery; hand-applied Sardinian wool & cotton fringe
Dimension: W110 x H178 cm