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Marta Cucchia


In the Italian region of Umbria, handweaving has ancient roots. The famous Perugia tablecloths were much appreciated throughout Europe from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and they appear frequently in the paintings of the best artists of the time: from Giotto to Simone Martini, from Ghirlandaio to Leonardo da Vinci. The Giuditta Brozzetti museum-workshop is one of the last ateliers where copies of these magnificent fabrics are still being produced entirely by hand on original hand-operated wooden looms of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Perugian tablecloths were traditionally created by nuns in convents as well as by women in the countryside. Since its foundation 101 years ago, the Giuditta Brozzetti workshop has kept the feminine tradition of working only with women. In 1995, Marta Cucchia took over the business from her mother (the manufacturer was founded in 1921 by her great-grandmother).

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