The Broccati collection features historical fabrics made of pure silk with the finest yarn selection. This type of weaving is made with hand looms from the Seventeenth century which create unique design patterns. It has just one thread colour in the warp and two on the weft.
The Damaschi collection is composed of single-colour damask fabrics with stylised or floral designs created in a shiny and low-lustre finish. It was first made in Florence on mechanical looms from the Nineteenth century predating the Jacquard loom. It has just one warp and one weft. The background is made with an eight-harness satin weave and the decorative motifs in reverse eight-harness satin.The Damaschi collection is composed of single-colour damask fabrics with stylised or floral designs created in a shiny and low-lustre finish.
The Ermisino is an icon fabric of the ancient silk factory, a special type of Renaissance shot taffeta made with threads of different colours, so as to have tones that are shimmering and fluid like a cascade of light. Woven in three classic weights (leggero, scempio and doppio), for centuries it was the distinctive mark of the most illustrious nobility.
The Filaticcio is an ancient silk and linen cloth originally made in Lucca. Today, this complex type of weaving is produced only at the Antico Setificio Fiorentino. The Filaticcio reflects with its natural tones the fascination of thin lines or countless nuances, in which Tuscan homes abound: a fabric with a discreet, sober and warm luxury.
The Lampasso by Antico Setificio Fiorentino is a lampas which requires two warps: the basic weave supports several wefts, rich and sumptuous like the delicate, eloquent designs that are formed. Often enriched with gold or silver yarns these lampases have the glorious consistency of a fresco.
Le Roy INFO
Originally ordered by Maria de’ Medici, the Le Roy fabric was named after the King of France and was first made exclusively with wooden hand looms. Since 1850, this particular cloth is produced with semi-mechanical looms and became famous throughout the world for its sumptuousness.
The Nemours is a fabric from the Sixteenth century, named after the third son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours. Today, this cloth produced by the ancient looms of the Antico Setificio Fiorentino is made through a semi-mechanical process.
Saia Fiorentina INFO
The Saia Fiorentina is a traditional Fourteenth century Florentine cloth made of pure silk or mixed with linen. This fabric represents the evolution of a simple fabric to a luxury cloth, featuring a complex pattern of diagonal and parallel ribs, born through the passing of the weft thread over one or more warp threads and then under two or more warp threads.