The aim of Boetti is ambitious : designing and exhibiting the unity of the world built from individual elements that are inconsistent against one another. As early as 1975 he creates his first Tutto. From 1982, his works of this theme are made in embroidery, like his Mappa.
The artist chooses or let his team choosing within his catalog of tiny stencils the patterns for his next Tutto. The embroidery is done by an Afghan women's workshop that was later transferred to Peshawar in Pakistan. The workers have in hands threads in about one hundred different colors. They are commissioned to completely fill the surface of the canvas with these patterns and colors.
This long and careful execution is performed without any supervision by the artist who signs and dates the work once it is completed. He compares this design to the natural process by which minerals, plants and animals have been created from a state of disorder. As in thermodynamics, the distinction between the macroscopic state and the microscopic state enables to understand how and why the world seems consistent.
A large Tutto 128 x 235 cm made in 1988-1989 in Peshawar is estimated £ 1.8M for sale by Christie's in London on October 6, lot 148. A similar Tutto 125 x 266 cm dated 1988 was sold for £ 1,33M including premium by Christie's on October 14, 2011.