TRAME ITALIANE

TRAME ITALIANE IS A LIMITED EDITION OF TWENTY SMALL ENTIRELY 
HAND-EMBROIDERED TABLECLOTHS BASED ON ITALO CALVINO’S ITALIAN FOLKTALES, ILLUSTRATED BY MILANESE ARTIST ARIANNA VAIRO.

Fiabe Italiane was first published in Italy in 1956. After two years of research across the country, Calvino gleaned 200 tales from the nine- teenth century collections in the various dialects of Italy and translated into standard Italian.

Casalinghe di Tokyo carries on a similar operation of mapping and translation of the Folktales by using the timeless art of embroidery, a peculiar medium at the intersection of tradition and innovation.

Similarly to Calvino, CDT picks 20 among the most evocative Italian Folktales and translates them into 20 hand-embroidered tablecloths, illustrated by Milanese artist Arianna Vairo exclusively for CDT.

Archetypal themes recur in all the stories depicted, making each precious tablecloth a raffiguration of universal motifs and an unique metaphor of desire, bravery, love and death at the same time. 
Each one-off piece (60 x 45 cm) is realized in natural linen & hemp fabrics and meets the Italian folk tradition in a creative dialogue between past and future, faraway and nearby.

TRAME ITALIANE

TRAME ITALIANE IS A LIMITED EDITION OF TWENTY SMALL ENTIRELY 
HAND-EMBROIDERED TABLECLOTHS BASED ON ITALO CALVINO’S ITALIAN FOLKTALES, ILLUSTRATED BY MILANESE ARTIST ARIANNA VAIRO.

IL RE DEI PAVONI detail

I DODICI BUOI

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
01

01 I DODICI BUOI

QUATTORDICI

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
02

02 QUATTRODICI

IL PRINCIPE GRANCHIO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
03

03 IL PRINCIPE GRANCHIO

CANNELORA

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
04

04 CANNELORA

ERBA BIANCA

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
05

05 ERBA BIANCA

GIOVAN BALENTO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
06

06 GIOVAN BALENTO

GIUANIN

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
07

07 GIUANIN

I TRE CANI

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
08

08 I TRE CANI

IL DIAVOLO ZOPPO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
09

09 IL DIAVOLO ZOPPO

IL PALAZZO INCANTATO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
10

10 IL PALAZZO INCANTATO

IL PAPPAGALLO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
11

11 IL PAPPAGALLO

IL RE DEGLI ANIMALI

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
12

12 IL RE DEGLI ANIMALI

IL RE DEI PAVONI

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
13

13 IL RE DEI PAVONI

L'AMORE DELLE TRE MELAGRANE

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
14

14 LAMORE DELLE TRE MELAGRANE

L'ORCO CON LE PENNE

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
15

15 LORCO CON LE PENNE

LA BARCA CHE VA PER MARE E PER TERRA

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
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16 LA BARCA CHE VA PER MARE E PER TERRA

L'UCCEL BEL VEDERE

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
17

17 LUCCEL BEL VEDERE

NASO D'ARGENTO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
18

18 NASO DARGENTO

LIOMBRUNO

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
19

19 LIOMBRUNO

GIUFA'

Hand embroidery
60 x 45 cm
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20 GIUFA