Vintage - new - Catania - 1960
A true work of art, this bedspread made of tatting and hand embroidery.
Vintage, Italy, 1960. Vintage new double bedspread, tatting weaving with embroidered canvas, weave and warp of Calico cotton (100% cotton)
A museum piece of exceptional rarity, a rare work.
Item of exceptional workmanship. Gorgeous!!!
Dimensions: 245 x 260 - Lace exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
The tatting is a type of lace made by a series of rings, knots and chains. Decoration lace suitable for hems, it is used to finish doilies, curtains and collars. Characteristic of this technique are the yarn eyelets covered in buttonhole stitch and picots, small protrusions forming decorative elements. In some countries, it is named after the loom shuttle: mekouk in the East, Schiffchenarbeit in Germany or “eye” more commonly, while is called tatting in England that means, as to Italian, softly speaking thickly.
Not clear origin, it may be French, with the term frivolité, its first piece reached us back to 1750. It was a very famous lace in the Victorian period, with a return in fashion in the 20th century, in the time period between the two world wars. Today, it is used to make small piece of jewellery.
The Calico (from French word Calicot), is also called “grandma’s cloth”, us a light fabric. It is named after the city of Calicut, Kerala, India, where it was traditionally made by the local weavers called chaliyans. It was made of rough cotton, with plain weave, usually now its colour is ecru. In the first half of 19th century, the printed Calico contributed to the English supremacy in the emerging textile industry. From the name of this product comes that of the "Calico Act", a law enacted by the British Government according to which the finished product (calico) couldn't be exported any longer from the Indian colony, but only rough cotton to support the emerging English textile industry. The law remained in force between 1690 and 1721. Moreover, the English pirate John Rackham took his nickname, Calico Jack, right from the Calico cloth, of which were made the clothes that he preferred to wear.
|Lid sinds:||11 oktober 2017|
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