This hand-stitched quilt – with its exceptional hand-painted and hand-printed design – is smart, stylish and sophisticated, while also having an endearingly informal feel to it. The organic, naturally crumpled linen that’s used to create this very special item is responsible for this relaxed appearance.
The goose feathers that fill this handmade quilt are beautifully soft – and make it light enough to be used as a throw. The feathers have been inserted by hand into the individually stitched square pockets that make up this quilt. This ensures that the feathers remain evenly distributed across the quilt even after years of enjoyment. The pockets are stitched by hand using organic Italian cotton.
This unique quilt has been created using the softest, carefully selected Italian linen. Linen of this fineness and quality can only be woven using traditional methods, on a shuttle loom in an Italian artisan workshop.
A complex blend of printing techniques has been employed to make this splendid Italian quilt. Where you see the white Ellisse design on the coloured background, the artisan has applied an elaborate method called ‘negative printing’ to create the design. They start by hand-printing the elisse design onto the linen using a wax. They then handpaint the colour onto the entire fabric before washing the wax out of the fabric to reveal the elisse design that remains in the natural linen tone.
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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