Baraga has been established by painter and fibre artist Ksenija Baraga. Since its inception Baraga has been creating products out of a rare marriage between quality, design and traditional weaving techniques.
A family-owned business, the development of Baraga Scarves started in 2008 after experimentation with digitally-controlled knitting machinery – an important creative and organisational milestone. Ksenija Baraga remained faithful to the high standards of materials and production while seeking creative exploration within the confines of standardised production.
The colourful Baraga Scarves playfully reinterpret traditional patterns with artistic interventions, while also satisfying the ecologically-conscious consumer. Production is kept local and fine Italian fibres are exclusively sourced.
Conceptually the designers approach the pattern design as painters – as if the rectangular shape would be an empty canvas – a space to be filled with stories that could to be practically used by wearing them.
“Explanatory capacity of patterns relates to how we perceive ourselves as being a part of a whole,” painter turned textile artist Ksenija Baraga explains.
The conceptual basis of fashionable products has intrigued five artists in the narrative exploration of wearable textiles. Ksenija Baraga, Ana Baraga, Radovan Jenko, Silvester Plotajis Sico and Bane Milenkovic have already been invited to translate their visual dialects into woven artistic compositions.
Baraga scarves were commissioned for the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum in 2014 and have been chosen as gifts by the Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia in 2015.