CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1903—1905
Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1908—1909
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1910—1912
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA


1880—1920

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1861—1862
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1810—1830
Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1926—1930
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1810—1830
Lione, Francia, EUROPA


1937—1938

CARTA PROVA
1900—1906
Brochier & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1906—1907
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1960—1970

CARTA PROVA
1953
Francia, EUROPA

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

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1889—1891
Francia, EUROPA


1926—1930

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1937
Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1901
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1871—1873
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1909—1911
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1914
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1975—1980
Brochier & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1926—1930
Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1860—1885
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