Weaving textiles is in the blood. Ligurians have been acknowledged masters of the art since the 1500s when they created damasks and velvets for the whole of Europe. Most of the clothes worn by kings and nobles in the courts of the Renaissance were made from Made in Liguria textiles. Today these valuable fabrics are still produced on antique looms, used for special dresses and accessories, furniture coverings, sofas, and curtains. The “Artigiani In Liguria” seal protects the unique Damask of Lorsica and the Velvets of Zoagli, the two most ancient textile centers of Liguria. Both are on the Riviera’s Gulf of Tigullio, which is also the original home of macramé, a variation on lace-making.