ARTISTIC HANDICRAFTS

Artistic craftsmanship in the Italian Riviera di Levante

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Silk and velvet of zoagli

The art of weaving silk and velvet in zoagli dates back to the Middle Ages, but this activity was developed starting from the 16th century when the local weavers gradually became masters in the production of very refined plain and damask velvets.
At least 1200 looms were at work in Zoagli during 19th century.
Some of them are still used by two shops of the town that are specialized in velvet and damask traditional high quality production.