Bring a timeless, classic feel to your table with these wonderful handcrafted napkins. The uncomplicated lines of these creations make them simultaneously smart yet casual. And that casual feel is confirmed by the lovely, naturally crumpled linen and the hand-painted finish that the artisans have left.
Actually, although the lines would seem to be quite straightforward – a combination of hand-painting and hand-printing techniques has been applied to craft these napkins. Where you see the white stripes on the coloured background, the Italian artisans have used a complex technique called ‘negative printing’. This involves hand-printing the stripes onto the plain 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 stripes remaining in the natural linen colour.
The pure, organic linen that these napkins are crafted is of the very highest quality – feeling soft and smooth to the touch. That’s because they have been woven in the traditional way on a shuttle loom, using beautifully fine, lightweight linen.
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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