Renaissance courts throughout Europe wore clothes "made in Liguria".
Penelope must have been an ancestor of the people of
Liguria, judging by the skill with which damasks and velvets have been woven
since the 16th century. In the Renaissance
courts people used to dress "made in Liguria", today these precious
warps are still produced on ancient looms to embellish clothes and accessories
"dressing" richly sofas and curtains. The brand "Artigiani In
Liguria" ensures the uniqueness of the Damask of Lorsica and Velvet of
Zoagli, the oldest textile centres in Liguria, together with the area of the
Gulf of Tigullio where macramè, a particular type of lace made with the
technique of manual knotting, thrives.