The Spezzotti Cotton Mill (1857 – 1982), Italy
article by ETN member Carmen Romeo
Pages from a book of samples fabrics for women's clothing, with articles defined with the name of "FURLANA/FRIULANA" (Cotonificio Spezzotti, 1956, Pagnacco Museum of Farming History. Photograph by Carmen Romeo
ETN member Carmen Romeo has published a very interesting online article about the cotton weaving mill Spezzotti in Udine that went through many ups and downs in the 19th and 20th centuries. The sample books that have been preserved testify to an enormous variety of samples and high quality.The original materials have been donated by the Spezzotti' heirs to the Museum of Farming History of Fontanabona di Pagnacco in Udine (https://www.turismofvg.it/museums/farming-history-museum-in-pagnacco). Unfortunately the collection, the only one of its kind in Friuli, is not visible right now, since the museum has been closed for renovation.
Therefore, it is all the more interesting to read Carmen's post:
The article is published at ARTEMORBIA, an Italien Textile Art Magazine, an online platform on which many other interesting articles about contemporary textile artists, exhibitions or cultural-historical research can be found: