Friday, July 08, 2011

tessitura De Martini


on the Jacquard loom there was a commission: fabric for curtains, in a castle
They weave traditional motifs as well as reproductions of historical fragments - like in this case
on this warp -100m - they tied 15,000 knots!
(I love the heddle eyes made of black ceramic)
















8 comments:

Margreet said...

Love these photos too!
Oh and hope to visit here some day ;-)

sampling said...

what a wonderful place to visit! and those heddles......beautiful!

kindred threads said...

To see old hands, at work they love, is always an inspiration. Mine are well on their way.

ger said...

Wonderful photos... - a consolation that this still exists...

Mammamsterdam said...

Beautiful hands the lady, exaclty like my grandma's Peppina.

Tina J said...

Fantastico! What a treat! I wish I had known of such a place when we were in Italia!

Donatella said...

The old lady had this beautiful hands and she moved them with such grace...I am happy you enjoyed the virtual tour!

Natascha Rosenberg said...

Beautiful pictures!