"Lancé satin, 
first half of sixteenth century, Florence
Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

The fabric features the classic compositional design of the Florentine production of the first half of the century, made of of motifs derived from the pomegranate or the acorn, enclosed within grid-type vegetable structures.

This was suitable for both clothing and furnishing fabrics, the appropriate utilisation being suggested solely by the different weight of the fabric."

Moda a Firenze 1540 - 1580, Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna Niccoli, Edizioni Polistampa, Florence, 2005




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