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How to Recognize a Silk Velvet

How to Recognize a Silk Velvet

Let’s explore silk velvet from its origins, to understand how it’s made and how to distinguish it from velvets created with other fibers.

The Spirit of Tradition

The Spirit of Tradition

An exhibition brought our velvets and an ancient working loom to Venice Doge’s Palace in 2004: a video brings those moments back to life.

Luxury Fabrics: Names and Characteristics

Luxury Fabrics: Names and Characteristics

Silk velvet, soprarizzo velvet, lampas, damask, brocatelle, satin: learn about the origins, characteristics and use of our precious fabrics made in Venice.

Supporting Venetian craftsmanship

Supporting Venetian craftsmanship

With your help, we support Venetian craftsmanship, which creates our bags and decorative cushions. Discover our collections here.

The flowers of Art Nouveau

The flowers of Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is characterised by the elegance of its decorative motifs, especially flowers, also used for luxury furnishing fabrics.

The Origins of Fine Fabrics in Venice

The Origins of Fine Fabrics in Venice

This is the story of how Venetian textile art developed luxury upholstery and clothing fabrics such as silk-made “clothes of gold” and “alto-basso” velvets.

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