Thursday, October 21, 2010

Busatti in Anghiari

A memorable tour for me was our visit to Busatti, a special place for lovers of textiles. Busatti's pledge is "never disown the origins, the taste and the quality". I can confirm that the Busatti/Sassolini families have stayed true to this pledge for over a hundred years! Not only did we get to see the looms weaving the beautiful fabrics, but were privileged to be guests in the private apartment on the top floor of the building with champagne and hors d'oeuvres. We were hosted by a charming Sassolini grandson, Stephano, who graciously answered a number of questions and discussed the challenges of the current global economy.
The image of a small selection of fabrics doesn't do justice to the wide range and exquisite standards of their finished textiles.

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