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TEXERE's Art-Deco-Project

Cristina Tosone and Paola Zanutto
Students of the Course TIESSI. Tradizione e Creatività. Laboratorio di Tessitura e Textile Design, Udine/Italy
Cristina Tosone

Woven scarf to loom heddles eight.    140 (excluding fringe) x 30 cm
Warp consists of 222 strands of white cotton and 8+8 strands of beige cotton. Weft yarn made of white cotton, beige flax, white lurex.

Art Deco was the source of inspiration for this work. The fact that only two colours were used, the presence of lurex and the simplicity of the geometrical drawings, the harmonious, but schematic repetitions of the forms represents the historical period between the 19th and the early 20th.
The scarf is divided in three parts: the ends in which we find now white cotton, now white lurex; the central part, made with white cotton, polished and opaque, of different depths, is characterized by strips of beige flax and small squares realized with sumac technique. The fringes are adorned by small beads.
The complex is simple but polished, nearly ascetic in its preciousness.

Paola Zanutto

Woven scarf by loom with eight heddles  135x41 cm, fringe 20 cm.
Grey and Cherry-red raw silk, black Viscose and night silver Lurex

With a close reference to Art Deco, especially to the image of splendour and luxury represented in so many different artistic ways, I have really wanted to weave my scarf with the main purpose of suggesting to the viewer the shape and the dazzling light of a thousand crystals and who wears it for the feeling of warmth of so many lit lanterns. In this way I have woven this scarf with only a motif that is always the same throughout my work. Moreover I have decided to insert, in the texture, black, black Lurex and night silver bands in an absolutely free, spontaneous and unpredictable way. Some geometric motives, that are similar to those of the Art Deco Style, refer to some characteristics of that artistic period (protest, darkness, misunderstandings) in spite of its great success.

Università delle LiberEtà del Friuli Venezia Giulia, via Napoli 4 - 33100 UDINE (ITALY)