Gian Marco Ortu
Gian Marco inherited the family tradition and whole-heartedly carries on the activity passed on from his mother, native of a village of the Upper Marmilla area, a territory renowned for its ancient textile tradition. His production features the pibiones crafting technique, adapted to many chromatic and decorative variants, revising the geometrical and floral motifs of traditional iconography. Taking on an almost forty-year-old business, Gian Marco has chosen to continue along the family lines by creating products bearing an unmistakable traditional style.
The production of the Ortu Tessuti Sardi artisanal workshop ranges from lines of carpets, headboards, cushions, curtains and other cotton, linen or wool individual or coordinated upholstery fabrics, crafted using the pibiones relief technique, ideal furnishing for different rooms of the house or accommodation facilities. Other fabrics such as tablecloths, decorative table runners, American placemats, centrepieces and various fabrics for the kitchen and dining area are created.
In Gian Marco Ortu’s workshop only the pibiones technique is used, performed on handlooms and semi-automatic looms depending on the specific features of the product, using cotton, linen and wool yarns.
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