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Reference 05 Chiostri
Location MUSEO DEL TESSUTO (Prato/Italy)
Generic Classification Sample books
Name of the piece Sample of wool
Intended Use Apparel
User Women

Sample of wool in composite weave with mouliné yarns (blue/light blue and white/beige). The warp and the weft have the same arrangement forming grisaille patterns.

Size 27x13 cm
Date 1957-1965
Chronology 1950
Season Autumn/Winter
Materials Wool
Decoration Effects of colour, Geometric patterns
Technique Weaving (composite weave)
Company/Manufacturer Chiostri Guido Mario
Origin Country: Italy, City: carpi
Company History

The Chiostri textile company was one of the largest factories in the Prato area whose over 100 workers were able to complete all the stages of the textile production cycle (from twisting to weaving, dying and finishing). In line with the rest of the industry, in the 1950s and 1960s the company mainly focused on the production of wool-based products, most of which were exported to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Middle East and the USA. The fabrics shown in the sample books include the most popular dress fabrics of the 1950s and 1960s: crepes, velours, tartans, pied de poules, tweeds and double fabrics and other winter textiles of various weights and compositions ranging from carded wools (between 50% and 70%) to nylon, combed fibres and regenerated wool. The most popular materials included ‘Chanel’ fabrics obtained by alternating yarns of different weights and the use of iridescent yarns produced by subjecting slivers of combed fibre to an exclusive twisting process.

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