Wednesday, 12 February 2014
In my prolonged world-hopping search for the origins of the Amager designs, I recently came across some beautiful and intriguing cloths from the 15th and 16th centuries (more tomorrow!) The cloths originate in Perugia, a lovely Italian town that is situated half-way between Florence and Rome. The cloths appear woven, but are in fact, pattern darned on the surface in a woad-dyed thread.
The cloths are often referred to as Perugia Towels in English and you can see from this example above, why they are so called. If not towels, they resemble the decorative parade cloths of other cultures
Bottega Arte Ceccucci.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 18:19