June 17, 2012
Filed Under Made by Tahoe
They have been creating their handwoven award-winning tapestries and rugs for almost 40 years.
Each expressive piece is made by hand, entirely original from the fleece to the finished product.
Meet the Romitis, Judith and Lawrence, of Incline Village.
Each Romiti handwoven piece is made from the highest quality all natural fibers. And since no dyes are used, the sheen and colors are permanent. Specially bred wools of sheep, llama, mohair, and yak are selected for their richness and precision of color and quality of fiber. To maintain the shape, high tension Romanian hemp is used to prevent warping.
As a result, the array of heavy textiles, compositions and fine craftsmanship create a textured natural look that complements their surroundings.
But that’s not all. Besides the artistry and durability, the Romiti’s understand the transformative power of art.
“Art is a learning experience for the artist as well as the viewer. Each piece is the product of a meditative experience. Once it includes someone else, it becomes art. This connection, a captured energy between artist and viewer, then becomes universal.”
About the Artists:
The Romitis both have extensive art backgrounds in design, color, drawing and painting. They share their time between their studios in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit and Incline Village, Nevada.
Lawrence is a graduate of California College of Art and continued his graduate studies in Mexico and Central America. He attributes his patience and ability to concentrate to his Zen Buddhist training. Judith, studied art at New York University and Silvermine Guild of Artists. Their work has been shown in numerous galleries.
They have been invitational artists at many fine arts shows across the country. Their pieces can be found in collections in California, Nevada, New York, Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Illinois, Colorado, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Vermont, Wyoming, Mexico, England and China.
594 Rockrose Court
Incline Village, NV 89451