CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1936
Ravasi, Como, Italia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1926—1927
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1939
Francia, EUROPA

FRAMMENTO
2000
Egitto, AFRICA

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

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1952
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1905—1906
St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1928
Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1959
Brochier & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1886—1887
Lione, Francia, EUROPA

FRAMMENTO, di pezza
1880—1900

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1888
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

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

CARTA PROVA
1954
disegno di Emilio Pucci, Ravasi, Como, Italia, EUROPA

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

CARTA PROVA
1922—1923
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1906—1919
Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1905—1906
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA


1886—1887
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1928
Francia, EUROPA

FRAMMENTO, di pezza
1745—1755

CAMPIONE/CAMPIONI
1889—1891
Francia, EUROPA

NASTRO
1918
Klipfel & Courbon, St. Etienne, Francia, EUROPA

CARTA PROVA
1922—1923
Chavent Père & Fils, Lione, 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