Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua
The history of this ancient Venetian weaving mill began in 1499 when the name of Giacomo Bevilacqua, weaver, an ancestor of Luigi’s, could be read in the clients’ scroll in one of Mansueti’s paintings. The business shifted from family firm to partnership in 1875, when Luigi Bevilacqua and his partner Giovanni Battista Gianoglio bought a Venetian palace where to set up their weaving mill, one of the most ancient in Europe. Unique textiles are made by skilled craftsmen on eighteenth century looms which still break the silence of Venetian ‘calli’. The slow weaving process creates daily few inches of unique ‘soprarizzo’ velvets (relief patterned velvets) and brocades that have made Venetian weaving outstanding all over the world.