Design created by María Cle Leal for the Museum of Art of the Basque Country. We aim to create a fabric with Latxa sheep wool, that is a native natural fibre, rescued, and until now considered waste that is difficult to manage environmentally. The pieces made in collaboration with the Museum are in limited and numbered editions and produced by small local workshops.
The LATXA project encloses, allow me the audacity, a claim, a repositioning of an element of ours as is the Latxa sheep, its wool, from a current stage in which it is considered a residual product, denostable in comparison with others, even annoying by the expenses it generates; to a product of reference, turned into a beautiful element that represents the identity of our people, pure lines, severe, with its rough touch so distinctive; and again, also so much ours.
Ours, as you know, is a museum that hides from that exposure, waiting for those who want to know it and does so without great fanfare, following a little the character of our people. A museum of pure lines, with its large blocks of white concrete, the same color as that wool, which penetrate the earth and build stairways so that we can move through its rooms, while enjoying the exhibitions and the museum’s collection, the museum of contemporary art of the Basque Country.
Aingeru Torrontegui. Director of communications.