With this stunning organic linen pillow case, the Italian artisan has shown a tasteful restraint in the way they have applied the elisse design. Indeed, you could say this handcrafted creation has an understated appeal to it. And that appeal only grows as you discover more about the history of this design and the mastery of the methods that lie behind this memorable item.
To create this pillow case, the artisan has used a multi-layered approach known as ‘negative printing’. This involves hand-printing the elisse design onto the linen using a wax. They then hand-paint the colour onto the entire fabric before washing the wax out of the fabric to reveal the elisse design remaining in the natural linen tone.
There’s no better way to relax at the end of the day than by resting your weary head on a superior linen pillow case that’s as soft and gentle as this. Luxurious and fine, it caresses your skin and soothes your mind. To bring you this handcrafted item, the very best Italian linen has been selected. Perfectly smooth linen such as this can only be produced in the time-honoured method, woven with a shuttle loom.
When you see it at first hand, it’s clear that this pillow case has been printed and painted at the hands of an artisan who loves their work. Each creation bears the personality and character of the person who crafted it – and the finished work truly is one of a kind.
Since 1920, the Bertozzi family have been creating the most wonderful hand-printed and hand-painted fabrics. Using traditional techniques, these master artisans hand-carve blocks of pear wood to produce the stamps they use to print their own designs onto the fabric. The rich and vibrant colours they hand-mix come from closely guarded family recipes that are passed from generation to generation.
Variations in finish or appearance are not considered imperfections, but are the mark of a unique handmade item.
Discover the passion that Stamperia Bertozzi invest in every one of their creations.
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