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2013-12-12

A HUGE ARCHIVE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ART AND TEXTILES : THE MUSEO DEL TESSUTO OF FONDAZIONE ANTONIO RATTI

Fondazione Antonio Ratti was founded in 1985 by the desire of its creator and inspirer Antonio Ratti to turn his deep personal passion for art and fabric in an active reality in the world of culture. Antonio Ratti (1915 - 2002) was one of the most significant exponents of Italian entrepreneurs, as well as one of the most enlightened patrons of the national and international scene. The FAR has as its goal the promotion of initiatives, research and study of artistic, cultural and technological news about textile production and contemporary art. In 1995, FAR has contributed to the creation dell'Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since 2010, the Foundation's headquarters occupies the beautiful Villa Sucota in Como. The Museo del Tessuto of FAR was officially founded in 1998, although 1995 is the beginning of the work of computerized filing of the museum exhibits, aimed at the implementation of the Media Library, which allows you to browse the collection virtually without damaging the textile. Currently there are about 30,000 cards, constantly updated. The search can be carried out through 9 relative paths to historical data, material and sketching , with possibility to cross the index entries. This way has been designed to satisfy a varied consumer: the scholar of textiles history to design professional looking for inspiration, to the student. The images are protected by copyright; online every exhibit is accompanied by a single image, but the museum has a digital photo archive that includes images of details. For the acquisition and reproduction rights please contact: must(at)fondazioneratti.org.
In this post i post a small selection of beautiful Italian and French handkerchiefs with wonderful motifs, patterns and decorations.
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