Journal

Silk Map: when art meets traditional crafts

Silk Map: when art meets traditional crafts

From June 1 to November 24, on the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the Venice Pavilion will host the project Silk Map, a tribute paid to the weaving tradition, the so-called ”soft art”, through the combination of art and...

The irresistible lightness of damask

The irresistible lightness of damask

Legends say that damask was created in Syria, in the capital city with the same name, several centuries before it was introduced in the western world (approximately in the 12th century) by the maritime Republics of Genoa and Venice, which started to produce it in...

The decorative essence of broccatello

The decorative essence of broccatello

The weft of brocade, the weave of lampas: the broccatello is one of the lightest silk and linen fabrics, with an in-relief effect which makes it unique

Let the prestige of lampas seduce you

Let the prestige of lampas seduce you

Known since the 10th century, the lampas is a weave whose French original name, lampasse, can be deceiving: its origins are not French but oriental. Precursor of the brocade and with features that remind of the damask, it started to spread during the renaissance and...

The origins of fine fabrics in Venice III

The origins of fine fabrics in Venice III

16th – 17th century: decorations, fine and upholstery fabrics Around the end of the 16th century the upholstery fabrics begin to be clearly separated from the clothing fabrics. The first were mainly used to decorate walls, produce curtains, to cover backs, seats,...

The origins of fine fabrics in Venice II

The origins of fine fabrics in Venice II

The yarn weaving in Venice between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Since the beginning of the 14th century, Venice begins to regulate the textile production, reaching a high level of quality. There was an institution, the Corte del Parangon, which was in charge of...

The origins of fine fabrics in Venice I

The origins of fine fabrics in Venice I

The history of the Venetian fabrics began with a technique that mixed silk and gold (or silver) threads, through a manual procedure. This type of weaving traces back to the ancient Greece (11th century), even if the art of silk weaving in Venice had begun two...

The golden age of Venetian velvet

The golden age of Venetian velvet

The ancient weaving mill Luigi Bevilacqua presents a new collection of velvets, inspired by the golden age of the Republic of Venice: the 16th century. The influence of oriental patterns on Venetian velvet in the 16th century The four patterns Sforza, Ca' d'Oro,...

Contact us