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Milla Novo

  • Tapestry maker
  • Bennebroek, Netherlands
  • Rising Star
Milla Novo Tapestry maker
Dutch, English, Spanish
By appointment only
+31 618474741

A Chilean touch

  • • Milla’s motivation is to revive macramé
  • • She is inspired by her Chilean heritage
  • • Scale is central to her work

Milla Novo found her way into crafts very naturally with her mother being a traditional Mapuche weaver. “The first objects I made were quite elaborate macramé bracelets with my sisters. We used to go to sell them in artisan markets in Chile." Milla picked up handicraft again as a means of healing after her job as a flight attendant, her childhood dream, led to sleeping problems and a burnout. Wanting to bring a fresh breath to the dusty 70s-style macramé wall hangings, Milla experimented with her own structured style which pushes the boundaries of scale and colour. Since 2017 she has been working from her home studio housed in a beautiful repurposed monastery and more recently started the Ropeworks project, recycling rope leftovers with her creative partner.

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Silky gold wall hanging

This Milla Novo wall hanging is made with chunky silky gold rope, a rope colour custom made and developed with her rope supplier. The knotting technique used, also known as macramé, creates a cross pattern with an abstract, structured look. Faithful to Milla’s style, the wall hanging impresses with its large scale making it a statement piece for high-end interiors.

Length 200 cm
Height 240 cm

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Black cotton wall hanging

This is an extra-large signature wall hanging by Milla Novo. It is made with chunky black cotton rope and assembled with a knotting technique. The pattern is inspired by symbols used in an indigenous tribe in Chile, South America, mixing tradition with an innovative aspect in terms of scale and colour.

Length 200 cm
Height 300 cm

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Shiny rose gold wallhanging

This large Milla Novo wall hanging is made out of chunky rose gold metallic rope custom made and developed with Milla’s rope supplier. The pattern, achieved through a knotting technique also known as macramé, creates a structured, abstract style.

Length 180 cm
Height 250 cm

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Black cotton wallhanging

This is an extra-large signature Milla Novo wall hanging. It is made with chunky black cotton rope. The knotting technique, also known as macramé, creates a pattern with an abstract overall look. The pattern gives it a modern aesthetic, making it suitable for high-end interiors.

Length 180 cm
Height 220 cm

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