textile

Chiara Vigo and the ancient secrets of byssus

Chiara Vigo is one of the last byssus weavers in the world. She describes herself as a “master of ancient weaving”, because her hands...

Atelier Longhi’s great designers

Atelier Longhi is named after Venetian painter Pietro Longhi, a 1700s’ artist especially renowned for his paintings of daily life, with constant references to...

Italian Stories: Martina, lacemaker in Burano

Welcome to Burano, the Venetian island known for its colorful houses. We are Sergio and Martina, brother and sister, and we started selling Burano’s...

Lanificio Leo: one hundred and fifty years of creativity

Some historians say Lanificio Leo was founded in 1873, making the history of this textile company – currently headquartered in Soveria Mannelli, in the...

“Fatto in Italia”: eight centuries of “Made in Italy” in one exhibition

Until July 10th, the Sale delle Arti of Turin’s Palace of Venaria will host “Fatto in Italia. Dal Medioevo al Made in Italy”, an exhibition...

Maison Cilento in Naples: tailoring and tradition

Maison Cilento is one of the icons of Neapolitan tailoring’s ancient tradition, which proudly faced the “prêt-à-porter” fashion that swept Europe from the late...

The Hat Museum in Montappone and fickle fashion

The Hat Museum in Montappone displays different examples of feluca, straw hat, cylinder, broad-brimmed pamela, fez… as well as the last hat Federico Fellini...

Chianti Cashmere, from Asia to Tuscany with love

Nora Kravis is the founder of Chianti Cashmere, headquartered in Radda in Chianti, in the province of Siena, where she has been raising goats...

Scuola di Tappeti Caruso: art and the world’s ages

Scuola di Tappeti Caruso is located in San Giovanni in Fiore, Calabria, where theologian Gioacchino da Fiore lived after 1188. In 2000, Domenico Caruso –...

Mario Celestino fine fabric: fashion that is never out of fashion

Real fashion is timeless, and starts with the best quality fabrics. Like the ones made in Longobucco, in the province of Cosenza, by Bottega...

Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti and the music of looms

Giuditta Brozzetti (1877-1975), director of Perugia’s elementary schools, probably thought the noise made by looms was pure music. She heard it every time she...

Eight thousand kilometers of history: Antico Setificio Fiorentino

Antico Setificio Fiorentino is one of the many tesserae that make up the ancient Silk Road. The 8,000-kilometer historic route allowed the “woolly substance”...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...