A collection of essays that reconstruct the places and typologies of the textile tradition in Umbria, examining both authentic masterpieces and typical local crafts.
[Weaving and embroidery. Crafts in Umbria] The essays contained in this volume reconstruct the most systematic picture possible of the textile tradition in Umbria, outlining a “topography” of the production and a classification of its typologies. The study also identifies the sites of textile crafts in the region, from small home workshops to monasteries, and the characteristic styles of different eras and zones of production.
The discussion is oriented toward precise historical, economic and artistic contextualization, offering a range of examples from true masterpieces of textile art to typical local crafts.