Since 1932 Tessitura Gaggioli has been making velvet
and silk damasks by hand on historic looms
that date to the 1800s. The art of making the fabrics
has been passed down through generations.
Its damasks contain a thread count of over 12,000
in cloth that is only 64 cms. high. Tessitura Gaggioli
makes velvets: “Terciopelo”, operati (worked), negativi
(in negative), and soprarizzi (above the curl) with
backing in cloth of gold or silver. Its velvets are used
for upholstery and furnishings, and in formal and religious
clothing. Its historic archives contain over eighty
drawings, but others can be made on request.