Umbrian Linens The tablescapes of the Italian tavola can be as rustic as a rural casa colonica or a refined as a Renaissance villa. Known for both functionality and beauty the evocative colors of our Umbrian linens reflect the beauty of the Italian landscape, the allure of ancient patterns and the skill of the weaver. For advice and care instructions go to FAQ at Customer Service.
A classic Renaissance inspired design shimmering with small scrolls, leaves, flowers and amphora vases by Tessitura Pardi. The continuous curves of the pattern are based on ancient amphorae used to transport and store oil, wine and perfume during ancient times.
The white water lily (ninfea) has been used as a symbol of beauty and grace throughout the centuries. Immortalized in the mosaic ruins of Pompeii, admired in the Gardens of Boboli, the white water lily becomes the elemental design of Tessitura Pardi's Ninfea Rustica table runner. Hand-knotted fringe and luminous fibers create a runner of exqusite design and heirloom quality.
Made by that fine Italian hand well known for quality and design by Tessitura Pardi, the evocative colors of the Umbrian hills are captured by the artful weaving of traditional linen towels in the "jacquard" style. Api Coloniale has design details of the api, bee in Italian, said to bring luck and good fortune.
The art and architecture of Damascus, one of the most ancient cities in the world, can be seen in the Damasco Rustica pattern by Tessitura Pardi. The evocative colors of the Umbrian hills are captured by the artful weaving of traditional linens in the "jacquard" style with details reminiscent of Renaissance frescoes influenced by the ornate and stylized patterns of eastern design.
A design both ancient and contemporary, Riga stands on its own or as an accent to other Tessitura Pardi patterns. The color palate of this design reflects the Greek word for iris (rainbow). Shown in iris green, a rare and coveted pigment used by Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illuminators and artists, the iris flower, symbol of Florence, is highly regarded with private and public gardens devoted to its cultivation including il Giardino dell" Iris, a botanical garden near Piazza Michelangelo.