Saturday, November 05, 2011

Double Face, plastic kilim

DoubleFace 01 - 02 - 03
Technique: kilim. Warp: Polyester. Weft: plastic shopper and package. Size: about cm 100 x 155 each. Made in Italy by ME 2011.





Thursday, November 03, 2011

Three-Wheeler Top Model

I am invited to Abilmente, the huge creativity fair in Vicenza. I show BrandaMaglia (bedspring knitting), MicroKilim and Blankets od Wisdom. Special guest and top model is the Ape Piaggio Three-Wheeler, kindky supplied by Industrial Cars V. I.











Many thanks to Mr. Daniele Martinello Industrial Cars V. I.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

My last hemp

Warp: flax. Weft: hemp. Cm 176 x 50. Maybe even a tablecloth. Made in Italy by me, Oct, 2011.

Posted also on FB Group
"simple striped kilim... who needs design?" (P. S.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Infinite Belt



La Cintura Infinita Evento FaceBook
Sab 24 Sett, h 15-19. Dom 25 Sett, h 9-19
Ecomuseo Villaggio Leumann, Corso Francia 313, Collegno TO

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thirsty September 2011

woven art from beverage packaging
Technique: rag kilim on kente loom
Warp: hemp. Weft: scrap plastic. CM 10 x 12

SM Catalog <|> XXL Catalog

Monday, August 22, 2011


MicroKilim Miniature hanging rugs



"It is not only gold but also worked gold in the most noble, such as to almost forget its value as metal."
F. Nietzsche, Human, too much human II

While the richest carpets concealed their noble nature with the obedient reproduction of drawings on paper of a miniaturist... the poor Kilim freely exhibited the textile nature of their designs, not subjected to any painting.
MicroKilim exposes the ancestral abstraction and the eternal richness of those free patterns, isolating the construction details as microscope slides, as in precious votive offerings for divine grace received: the faculty of weaving.
MicroKilim: unique pins hand-woven with threads of gold and silk.
Warp: Hemp.
Weft: Silk and Golden thread, recovered from warp bobbins of Lisio Weaving for Fendi Baguette.

Luciano Ghersi in facoltà di Tessere - in faculty of Weaving
Porchiano del Monte, Giugno 2011

Thirsty Summer 2011

Thirsty Summer 01/20

Eco-illogical recycling of plastic package for bottles.

Thirsty Summer 19/20

Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Plastic Hali, the formless form

Plastic Hali
from Form to Formless form
in Knotted form

1 PLASTIC HALI is an artistic research in 6 experiments on the technique of rug weaving.

1.1 HALI is the Turkish word for "knotted rug" and also the name of a famous magazine on oriental rugs.

1.2 PLASTIC does not refers to plastic three-dimensional art but it is simply the material of the Knots that make up the color of the upper layer of pile, as well as the material of the Weft which, together with the Warp, is the backing of the rug. The plastic comes from shopping bags and packaging, recovered, cut into strips and inserted in the loom.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

just another newspaper...

... but I am not responsible of the mistic writing of Mr. Gunerathne :-)

Daily News, SL Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Buddhistic BedSpringKnit

sawing the tool

buying some rags...

... in traditional colours

for a trasitional shape

and that's all.

BrandaMaglia / Bedspring Knit / Lit Ressort Tricot > FaceBook Group

Friday, February 18, 2011

Exhibition in Sri Lanka

Colombo, FEB 25-27
Exhibition on the work
Italian textile artist and master weaver Luciano Ghersi
Luciano Ghersi has been involved in the creative art of handwoven textiles for the past 35 years, with international exhibitions and workshops in museums and galleries of contemporary art. He has experimented with creative weaving using divers materials, mostly recycled, from gold to barbed wire, from silk to plastic bags.
He is a professor at the Foundation for the Art of Silk (Florence) in "Kente African weaving" and "Tribal rug loom", . Ghersi has written extensively on weaving and his work, has been published in international journals and periodicals on woven textiles. Ghersi has worked in weaving projects in India, Ghana, Algeria and with prison inmates in Terni (Italy).
He discovered Sri Lanka in 1992 as a country rich of culture, arts and humanity. On a later visit to Sri Lanka, Architect Designer Tilak Samarawickrema introduced him to his Master weaver Sirisena from Talagune Udu Dumbara, the oldest weaving village in the island.
He gained much experience from the unique weaving technique of Sirisena during his stay in Talagune, where he also conducted a workshop about his personal weaving techniques.

With this exhibition he wishes to pay homage to Sri Lanka, his beloved host country, where he will show 6 mini-tapestries woven in 1992, with inserted plastic letters of the Sinhala alphabet. the letters are hand sewn by anonymous craftsman.
The core of the exhibit consists of ten large "Abstract tapestries" handwoven with fashion rags, off-cuts of Made in Italy fashion fabrics. They are titled Abstract as they recall no specific subject, apart from the concrete flow of colors in the weft, like the sounds and voices of Italian Opera.
The exhibition will also display a photographic documentation of his work and two films on Ghersi will also be shown.
- A video produced by Italian public TV Rai3, showing the artist in his workshop, located in the medieval historic centre of Porchiano Del Monte, in Umbria.
- A video anthology from YouTube channel "hypertextile", produced by Ghersi.

The exhibition will be opened on Friday February 25th, 6:oo PM, and will continue till Sunday 27th February at the Desamaniya Siva Obeysekere Crafts Gallery Lak Pahana, 14 Reid Avenue Colombo 7.
DOWNLOAD the Full exhibition Catalog (7.9 Mb)
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Monday, January 24, 2011

My Lanka inspired works.

PHOTO ALBUM Some of my Lankan or Lanka inspired works. 1992-1995.

SRI LANKA recollections 1992-94

15 years after, I am coming back to Sri Lanka, surely homeland in my previous life.
Here are some Rare Textiles, Remainder Textiles, etc...

Thursday, January 06, 2011