Put Renaissance at the table with a woven tablecloth
The ToscanaLovers stores, boutiques for the best handicraft, propose a loom woven tablecloth to be delivered directly to your home at a special price
For those inviting friends for dinner, for those who want an elegant table, for those who appreciate Italian craftsmanship. For those who choose only unique and refined things here is a loom woven tablecloth with traditional artistic designs: amphorae and damask.
It will arrive on your doorstep very quickly.
The looming craft in Italy has a long tradition, its golden moment was during the Renaissance, and it continues today in the small craft shops in Tuscany and in Umbria.
The tablecloth that we are proposing is consequently a very precious object.
It is made with natural fibres – cotton and linen – and has been made following the typical jacquard system, so, it is double-sided, there is a different design on either side. Its measures, 240 x 180 cm, make it perfectly apt for a table for 6, but there are also other sizes and a few other colours.
TOSCANA LOVERS TABLECLOTH OFFER
Tablecloth 240×180 (for 6 people) linen blend (50% cotton and 50% linen) with 6 napkins
design Damask or Amphora
FOR THE MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB
Special price of 165,00 Euro (instead of 195,00) until May 26th 2020
We offer free shipping in Italy, and offer 10€ discount on shipping abroad
FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT YET MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB
Special price of 175,00 Euro (instead of 195,00) until May 26th 2020
To this price, the shipping costs is to be added. In Italy is 18€, while for shipping abroad, costs varies from Nation to Nation and will be calculated upon receipt of the order
HOW TO ORDER THE WOVEN TABLECLOTH WITH DAMASK OR AMPHORA DESIGN
PAYMENT cvia bank draft or credit card, VISA or Mastercard
THERE ARE ALSO DIFFERENT COLOURS AVAILABLE, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE
To order the tablecloth at a special price or even just to ask for a quote for other colours, sizes or designs, and to get information about all of the products on sale in ToscanaLovers send an email to email@example.com
This offer finishes on May 26th 2020
JACQUARD METHOD LOOMING
The Jacquard system comes from the 19th century and makes it possible to have the same design on both sides of the cloth. Based on the warp and weft, it is possible to have a tablecloth with a different colour on either side.
In other words, with one tablecloth it is like having two.
HOW TO MEASURE THE TABLECLOTH FOR YOUR TABLE
Etiquette advises two ways: to measure the dimension of the table top and add the amount that drops until the knees of those seated. Or to measure the maximum length of the tablecloth making sure that the corners do not touch the ground. An elegant tablecloth must never touch the floor. The second solution is more elegant but less comfortable, and however the choice depends on the style of the home. Those who have modern furniture will find the shorter tablecloth more apt. In any case, in the measuring it is important to consider 5-10cm extra because natural fibres do shrink a little the first time they are washed.
The ToscanaLovers stores – boutiques for the best handicraft – have a vast array of colours, designs and sizes for their tablecloths. You can see these in the website, so you can choose what is best suited to give a touch of class to your dinner.
THE TABLECLOTH DESIGNS
The REFINED ANPHORA DESIGN and the floral motifs, inspired by the Renaissance period.
This is available in green, mustard and red-purple.
The TRADITIONAL DAMASK DESIGN is inspired by the arabesque pattern in use since the Greek-Roman epoch, and is renewed with floral elements.
HAND LOOMED FABRICS
In Tuscany the production of fabrics has a long and prestigious tradition. In the thirteenth century, Lucca was the first city to establish itself as a centre producer of fabrics of great wealth and refined design. With the Renaissance, the art of manual weaving spread to Florence and then throughout the region with the creation of fabrics in linen, silk and wool. In the eighteenth century, there were fifty looms in operation in Siena; typical of this area is the “canvas of Pienza” with the characteristic small diamonds. Successively, with the invention of mechanical or semi-mechanical frames – first in France and in England and then in Italy – the weavers art underwent a radical transformation all over the world. At the beginning of the 20th century, only 20 manual looms remained in Siena and they were destined to extinction after the First World War. Today, in Tuscany, there are still some small workshops, with semi-mechanical frames; the cloths proposed by Toscana Lovers come from these.
Embroidery from our region has a long history too; they spread during the 14th century and they were done by men, except for in Siena where they were done by widows and unmarried mothers.
In our store we try to emphasize also another Tuscan tradition: decorated borders with images of animals in pairs, fruit or flowers often inspired by marquetry, or by historical flooring such as that in the Duomo in Siena.
CHOSEN FOR YOU BY TOSCANA LOVERS
The Toscana Lovers stores are boutiques who sell the best Tuscan handicraft. They are situated in Siena, Cortona and Bagno Vignoni. Each object and each artisan is carefully chosen by Donatella Cinelli Colombini and her husband Carlo Gardini, who as well as producing Brunello, Chianti and other fine wines, love what is rare, of great tradition and made by hand with great craftsmanship. Exclusive objects and in some cases unique that transmit warmth and elegance.
In the stores, other than cloths made on the loom with traditional and modern patterns, knives made in Scarperia, soaps made by the second oldest Tuscan producer, who uses bronze mould and aromatizes with natural essences, are sold. Ceramic objects made in the historic region of Montelupo Fiorentino in shabby chic shapes, majolica from Montalcino with Medieval designs … Many proposals waiting for you in the stores, and some of which you can see on the online store.