IDA collaborates with the Catamarca Carpet Factory
Based on an institutional collaboration agreement, IDA Foundation creates an alliance with the Catamarca Carpet Factory, which belongs to the province's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The extensive cooperation program includes a strategic consultancy by IDA in production, commercialization and valuation of current works, as well as the rescue of 1800 cartons that make up the historical research coordinated by Constanza Martínez, manager of textile heritage at IDA. During the visit, an intensive training was also carried out for 20 members of the company from the design trade.
In this first institutional meeting, we began with the filming of a documentary with the collaboration of Mariel Bomczuk (general production) and Marcelo Luna (camera). In turn, we outlined the production of a book that will tell the history of design in Catamarca. Armando Corpacci (provincial director of Handicrafts and Carpet Factory), Roberto Brunello (Minister of Culture and Tourism of Catamarca), national deputy Silvana Ginocchio and Claudia Galíndez (coordinator of FAC) participated.
Catamarca Carpet Factory has been handcrafting, for almost 70 years, carpets with the technique of knots made by hand on a vertical loom. In turn, he produced for firms such as Delo and Primi, and has pieces of unpublished authorship by Alberto Churba, Emilio Pucci, Lucrecia Moyano and other figures. One of a kind, it makes real works of textile art.
The Carpet Factory is made up of: César Acevedo, María Agüero, Saul Agüero, María Agustoni, Esteban Casinotti, José Dalmaida, Iván Galindez, Alejandro Herrera, Abel Lobo, Debora Moya, Nelida Muro, Juana Perna, Mauro Wuelcher.