Pezzotti from Valtellina are an handcrafted product born from the processing of old cotton and wool fabrics with wooden looms…
Pezzotti from Valtellina are an handcrafted product born from the processing of old cotton, wool and linen fabrics with wooden looms. The origins of this Valtellina’s product are distant and even a little uncertain.
The Arabs were probably the first to use wooden looms, but it’s certain that it was the Umiliati monks who introduced the art of loom-making in Valtellina between 1200 and 1300.
Pezzotti were traditionally produced during the winter period by reusing old fabrics of natural origin. Cotton, wool, linen and hemp threads were the raw and poor materials that were woven by women with a lot of creativity and patience.
Blankets, sacks to store buckwheat, to cover hay, blankets to cover animals were the result of this patient work handed down from mother to daughter.
Over time, agricultural needs changed and these fabrics were replaced by other kinds of products.
The production of Pezzotti from Valtellina became less practiced and today Pezzotti are mostly used as handcraft decor for the home.