Carnevale... confetti.....costumes....vintage textiles....it must be Venice!
I was fortunate enough to be there last week on the last day of Carnavale. I rode the vaporetto to S. Angelo to visit the showrooms of Rubelli.
Rubelli is located in the 15thc Palazzo Corner Spinelli and houses some of the most historically important textiles from the 15thc forward.
Rubelli works with silks, cottons, linens and wools to produce fresh interpretations of old themes along with faithful reproductions of jacquards and damasks associated with Venice.
Handed down for five generations, ancient techniques are still used to produce the detailed designs that continue to be referenced by other major textile companies.
Their historic archives house over 6000 textile records. Select pieces are rotated for viewing by their clients.
Rubelli is synonymous with the beauty of Venice. They have remained dedicated to continuing a tradition that can only be described as a pure art form. I will never forget my visit and the hospitality of the staff.
Special thanks to Albarosa Simonetti who first introduced me to Rubelli . link here.