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Donna di Coppe Pattern History:
"As with most of our fabrics, it is not easy to date its origins. This counts as well for Donna di Coppe. For sure there is the goblet, the main element of a representation that has probably been metaphorically transferred from a 1800 Lucca painting. For decades it has been used in many fields; even as a theater curtain.
Nowadays we use it, retaining the memory of its past, as a table runner, a cavaliere. A fabric stripe for the dining table, producing an intimate setting for two.
What is a “Cavaliere”?
The sense of the classical term cavaliere (knight) is common to most people but the meaning in the decoration field is less known.
A cavaliere ia a fabric stripe which, covering a table on the width, gives rise to a setting for two. Basically a cavaliere is a wider and shorter runner extending from one side to the other on the width of a table allowing a set up for two, four, six and at the same time to show the beauty of a table. We could also say it's a long placemat for two.
The beauty of the cavaliere is in the versatility of its use: cavalieri can be of the same fabric and same colour, in mix match colours, in different finishes and in assorted patterns to create innovative table settings.
They are perfect for luxurious tables, which would be a pity to cover with a tablecloth, and for counters or for design furniture.
Decorating with cavalieri gives more space to fantasy and creativity and allows to decorate with elegance and freshness."
"Weavers in Tuscany since 1842
Since 1842 the Busatti family has been weaving in the cellars of the Palazzo Morgalanti in Anghiari, Tuscany. Busatti is still a synonym of quality and tradition, but also of innovation because of a constant search of new designs, colors and models. We can meet any textile home decor and linen request. In addition to our normal production lines, we can customize any request to your specifications. We can make tablecloths, curtains, bath towels, fabric panels and many more in any dimension and shape. We can also create and make exclusive embroideries or a customized unique pattern."
Care & Washing Instructions:
Washing Instructions for best results:
To preserve the brilliance of the color and the beauty of the fabric:
Linen/natural color will tend to turn slightly lighter after some washings.
These Italian fabrics are woven on antique Jacquard and Ratiére looms, this is why you might find some small irregularities on the weft which are impossible to avoid.
How should I wash products with fringe?
Washing bath towels or other small product with fringes is quite simple: put the item in a cotton or linen and cotton blend pillow case and put it in the washing machine. You will get a perfect washing and fringes won’t be damaged.
Will the fabric shrink when washed?
These fabrics have no synthetic fibers therefore there is minimum shrinkage.