THE WEFT AND THE WARP
The walls of the Masseria "Le Fogge" speak of the history of Tessitura Giaquinto, tell of the strength of Mamma Francesca and her daring courage, which drove her in the 1930s to buy the first loom and when I look around, it seems to me to see her again, small, but strong, with a determination that also supports me in the most difficult moments. And then his voice, which urged us on when we were kids, to encourage us at work. That's why I love this place and the noises you hear are the same as they used to be, as if it had stopped and the years had never passed.Today, however, it is me, Cosimo, who opens the door, who welcomes customers who decide to come and visit us to buy our clothes and with me is Francesco, who inherited the same passion for this from his grandmother. work, which fills his life and my other daughter Katiuscia.<< The times of weaving mark the times of our family >>, Francesco often repeats when we chat and this fills me with pride, because these words explain how the art of weaving is in symbiosis with our soul.In fact, the Giaquinto family with patient work has transformed the few resources available into a reference reality, known throughout Italy, but above all the heirs of grandmother Francesca have improved, perfecting it, the first example of Salento female entrepreneurship.These sacrifices were repaid in full, also thanks to the enthusiasm needed to sometimes give up the Sunday rest or to extend working hours.The quality and uniqueness of Giaquinto artisanal products are revealed by the century-long history, by the slow and patient preparation of the yarn for weaving, with the same times that Nonna Francesca used when she started and when weaving was a daily activity, for the kit. of "female" daughters.The history of Tessitura Giaquinto is the history of Salento, of silent women and tireless workers, who gathered in a courtyard, weaving or embroidering, in a large extended family.