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© Tomislav Turković
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© Tomislav Turković
© Tomislav Turković

Ivančica Turković

  • Baka i mama
  • Weaver
  • Virje, Croatia
  • Master Artisan
Ivančica Turković Weaver
Contact
Croatian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+385 917895735
© Tomislav Turković

Woven into her family history

  • • Traditional weaving techniques run in Ivančica's family
  • • She still works on her mother's loom
  • • For her, tradition and creativity go hand in hand

The year 1937 is an important one in the history of weaving within Ivančica Turković's family. That year is engraved on a wooden loom that Ivančica inherited from her mother, Marica Bušić, who received the loom that year, when she was just 13. At the time, Marica needed shoes for the winter, which was a big expense for a peasant family. But instead of getting shoes, Marica asked her parents to make a loom for her, thus securing a means by which she could make many more useful and necessary items in the future, a way to equip herself, her family and decorate her house. Her daughter Ivančica works on that very same loom to this day.

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Works

  • © Tomislav Turković
  • © Tomislav Turković
  • © Tomislav Turković
  • © Tomislav Turković
  • © Tomislav Turković
Photo: © Tomislav Turković
Small tablecloth

This series of small tablecloths can be used decoratively or to protect a larger tablecloth beneath. Ivančica Turković uses thread in earthy colours and a horizontal geometric pattern of square shapes in similar tones. The inspiration for these pieces comes from the traditional Podravina tablecloth. A technique of weaving is used where small boards are passed between the base threads, which determines the pattern.

Length 165 cm
Width 50 cm

Photo: © Tomislav Turković
Small tablecloth

This small tablecloth can be used as a festive decoration or as protection for a larger tablecloth beneath. Ivančica Turković has created a direct replica of a traditional Podravina tablecloth with pure linen thread and red or blue horizontal geometric patterns. A technique of weaving is used where small boards are passed between the base threads, which determines the pattern.

Length 150 cm
Width 42 cm

Photo: © Tomislav Turković
Scarf / Shawl

Ivančica Turković’s new product line is inspired by traditional ethnological patterns inherent to Podravina weaving. The oblong dimensions allow this piece to be used as a scarf-like wrap. Ivančica sometimes also uses wool threads for extra warmth.

Length 200 cm
Width 42 cm

Photo: © Tomislav Turković
Scarf / Shawl

This blue scarf can be handcrafted from cotton threads or a combination of cotton and wool. Ivančica Turković’s new product line is inspired by traditional ethnological patterns inherent to Podravina weaving. The oblong dimensions allow this piece to be used as a scarf-like wrap. Ivančica sometimes also uses wool threads for extra warmth.

Length 200 cm
Width 42 cm

Photo: © Tomislav Turković
Small carpet / rug

This small rug can also be used as a sofa throw due to its woollen composition. Most of the wool is reused from old discarded jumpers. Ivančica Turković drew her inspiration for these handcrafted rugs from folk rug weaving where old cotton garments were used to create new items and make maximum use of available materials.

Length 200 cm
Width 70 cm

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