Our new Broccati hand-painted pure linen tablecloth displays a beautiful design based upon the patterns of traditional brocade and damask fabrics. You will immediately note that the motifs are quite large; this is a deliberate choice on the part of the designers as they wanted to display a multi-tone effect that can only be truly appreciated with bolder schemes. If you look carefully at the decoration, you will see a myriad of shades and hues within the pattern, which only adds to its uniqueness. The differences in tints and colours are extremely subtle, resulting in a stunning ‘patina’ type of effect.
Hand-mixed and painted
Hand-painted by craftsmen using natural pigments and a binder to hold the colour in place, each batch of colour is mixed carefully and then applied freehand, following the contours of the planned design. Because the process is so time-consuming, it requires extreme concentration and attention to every detail. With the colours and tones being inspired by the inherent splendour of the Italian countryside, no two items are ever the same and this is the way that our artisans want it to be.
The designs are painted by hand onto traditionally woven Italian linen using techniques that originated thousands of years ago. Linen is an extremely noble cloth, being both pure and strong and it gets even softer and suppler over time. The more you use and wash your tablecloth, the more exquisite it will become. It is a fact that linens which are passed down through families and kept in cupboards for decades are the most gorgeous of all. When you buy a piece of ALLÓRA linen, this is the tradition and history that you are buying into.
Italian linen is famous worldwide for its immense durability and exquisite good looks. Each piece of ALLÓRA linen is hand-woven on looms using time-honoured techniques and fine thread. Because of the way that we apply the pigment to the fibres, the result is an extraordinary variety of colour and tone, never to be found on plain cotton. We opt to use linen because of its toughness and beauty. Considered to be the most ecological of fabrics, our yarn is very smooth. This means that the final fabric is very lustrous with the colours appearing to glow. Exceptionally resilient, because it can be washed over and over with no damage to the make-up of the thread, it makes the perfect material for a tablecloth. To add the final finished contemporary touch, don’t iron your tablecloth once washed; this adds to its individual good looks.
Our damask inspired hand-painted Italian tablecloth makes a stunning gift for every occasion, particularly wedding and engagement presents. Optionally, make your home look even more well-loved by brightening it up with one of our magnificent items of Italian linen. Check out our site today and place your order for a piece of unique Italian linen.
If you would like hand-painted table napkins to complete your table décor, please get in touch with us to add this to your selection.