Sunday, January 02, 2011

Elda Cecchele

I happened to read an advert about the exhibition of Elda Cecchele,
and as we were more or less near where it was held, we went to see it.

Elda Cecchele was a hand-weaver very active in the 1950's and 60's - unfortunately not very famous now - whose textiles were used by famous fashion designers of the time, like Salvatore Ferragamo.

I really liked the display: simple rectangular perspex covered boxes on tables,
with the occasional open box from which a garment would seem to float out.
The boxes contain both samples of her work and examples of the diverse materials she used.
She used fairly traditional weave structures but was very eclectic in the choice of materials:
leather strips, waxed cotton, raffia, tulle, metallic yarn, cellophane...

See all the photos here


Carla said...

Great exhibition, I'll look her up. You are right about the boxes. Its a fantastic way to display the work. Have to keep that one in mind. Thanks!

Leslee said...

What a beautiful exhibit. So much great inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Doni
Many thanks for sharing this amazing exhibition. Your photos are very professional and gave a real indication of what Elda was able to achieve with her weaving. Seeing these photos would have to be the next best thing to being there. I was enthralled. Thanks again.

shipbuilding said...

what a beautiful exhibition...I love all those little samples and what looks like ribbon on cards.

Laura said...

Wow - looks like a totally fantastic exhibition - I want to go see it! Love the curation too.... really ingenious way of presenting the beautiful work.

AnnaR said...

Thank you for sharing!
Your photos are very good (I looked at them all on Flickr) and the beautiful work is nicely showed.
Your blog is alway full of inspirational stuff!