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The revival of Lecce bow: an ancient weaving technique

In Lecce, a group of 18 women who are neophytes and interested in learning the traditional artistic technique of "bow" on a loom, in the weaving workshop located in the Ex Conservatorio Sant'Anna in Piazzetta delle Giravolte, has started a course coordinated by three young expert designers and weavers to rediscover and deepen the ancient technique of Salento tradition with the aim of safeguarding it but also creating new activities, in step with market needs, attentive to the problems of the textile supply chain, from raw materials to natural dyes, with the aim of offering job opportunities especially for women and social integration. Stories of redemption for each of the 18 women who come from different labor sectors and who in the context of a craft workshop are dedicated to manual labor. The project "Texil Design Social Lab - Mani che si intrecciano," is implemented by Mediterranea, Association for Local Development, supported by the Call for Crafts promoted by Fondazione con il Sud in collaboration with OMA - Associazione Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte.

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Wellmade participates in Bergamo Brescia Capital of Culture 2023

“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]

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“Bahuaus Barocco”: only a few places still available!

A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]

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DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, two examples that become models

On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]

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Sustainability at your fingertips

Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]