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Handmade in Italy
Fabric: 100% silk
Length: 147cm (= 58 inch)
Construction: 3-fold hand-rolled
Bourette silk is made from shorter yarns which have been either combed out or taken from the outer shell of the silk cocoon; this is responsible for the characteristic matte and dry bourette surface. In this respect, it is similar to shantung silk and looks best with warm weather clothing. We immediately fell in love with this cloth, its qualities can only be described as shibui: unobtrusive, but beautiful.
In the heart of the Italian silk industry, Como, lies one of the oldest silk weavers in Europe. Founded in mid-19th-century, at first as a supplier of silk for furnishings and clothing, they began to make silk for ties when it took its modern shape at the beginning of the 20th century. To this day, a lot of historic, wooden looms are in use, which have not been produced in decades. But there is no substitute for them: our popular grenadine silk is woven on them, for example. We just love this heritage of Italian craftsmanship and we do our best to keep those traditions alive.