Think Italy and you are bound to conjure up the image of wonderfully designed tiles with hand-decorations; apply this to our TAORMINA collection and you will have a hint of what this range involves, with its tablecloth, tea towel and napkin all created using the same traditional Italian artistry and skill.
Subdued shades and tile motifs
The range stands out due to the clever use of the delightful tile motifs, each in a range of subdued shades and tones, hand-printed onto linen that has been produced in the old style way; shuttle looms spin out a pure organic linen cloth that is not only stunning to look at but incredibly practical and long-lasting. Meant to be naturally crumpled, you can focus on dining and not worry about having to iron your tablecloth before guests arrive. The colourways have been carefully chosen to compliment all styles of décor, both modern and old.
Inspired by the raw earth and stone
Every tablecloth is hand-stitched and then individually decorated using designs based upon tiles that have evolved from images of the local landscape. With inspiration taken from the raw earth and stone, the colours blend and coordinate wonderfully, not matter your taste when it comes to the interior look and feel of your home, whether it be the dining room or kitchen. These small family businesses are used to producing wonderful items of beauty from start to finish, from the creation of the cloth down to the final application of the block print, with the classic colours lending themselves to being used every day or tucked away for very special occasions.
Printed using hand-carved wood blocks
The hand-stamped linens take time to produce as each one makes use of carved blocks of wood and because no two are the same, you will not find products of similar quality outside of the region. The fabrics will last for years and can be passed on down through families with each benefitting from the use of these items of beauty decorated with natural mineral and vegetable dyes. Because they have not been overly processed like factory-produced items, they are far more durable and absorbent. Inferior chemical dyes are not for us, fading after a couple of washes. Because the woodblock prints are set at very high temperatures they are incredibly permanent.
Created by famous artisan houses
You know that when you purchase from AIIÓRA that you are tapping into the world of creations master-minded by some of the most famous artisan houses, such as this one by Stamperia Bertozzi; if you are looking for an item of charm and character that will enhance any culinary occasion, grand dinner party or informal get-together, the TAORMINA collection is meant for you.
Make your choice now and become the owner of a very special tablecloth, ideal as a gift for yourself or a loved one.