CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1935—1936
Brochier & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1921
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

GUARNIZIONE
1870—1902
Francia, EUROPA

SCIALLE, rettangolare
1855—1865
Paisley, Gran Bretagna, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1939
Brochier & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA


1930—1970
EUROPA

PORZIONE DI PEZZA
1900
Boisson & Fesquet, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1860—1885
St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

PORZIONE DI PEZZA
1894
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1880—1882
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1946
Brochier & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1860—1885
St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1912—1913
Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1883—1884
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1933—1937
André et Jacques Chavent, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

PORZIONE DI PEZZA
1850—1870
Alsazia, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1907—1908
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1881—1887
Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CARTA PROVA
1860—1870
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1923—1924
Francia, EUROPA

GUARNIZIONE
1899—1900
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1928—1930
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1885—1887
Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1891—1892
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

About the collection

The textile collection of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti is one of the most remarkable in Italy. Originally started in the 1950s by Antonio Ratti as a source of inspiration for his designs, it continues to expand and charm new generations of creatives.

The collection is a unique resource that tells the textile histories of different continents and eras, spanning from the third to the twentieth century. It now counts more than 3300 textile fragments among which are Coptic and Indigenous American textiles, Italian velvets, Indian and European cashmere shawls, French silks, Congolese Kuba cloths, Central Asian ikats, Alsatian printed cottons and Japanese kimonos. In addition, almost 3000 sample books chart the industrial production of textiles in France and Italy over the past two centuries. A special section is dedicated to the history of the local silk production from Como, including the earliest designs of the founder Antonio Ratti.

In 1998, the FAR collection became accessible to the public through the establishment of a multimedia catalogue and a rich programme of exhibitions and publications. The collection has since continued to grow, thanks to important donations and acquisitions, and is now a point of reference for scholars, designers and students. Its mission still stands, as Antonio Ratti said in 1998: "In my life, I have always found inspiration for my creativity in museums. I want others to be able to have the same experience".

Coptic textiles

Indigenous American Textiles

Velvets

XVIII century Silk

XIX Century Printed Cotton

Cravates and Ribbons

Sample Books

Como Production

Antonio Ratti Production

Dress

Cashmere Shawls

Kuba Collection

Visit

Guided tours of the collection are organized all year long only by appointment.
For info and reservations: info@fondazioneratti.org