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Silk twill

Size 90cm x 90cm

Hand-stitched hem

Made and packaged in Italy



    Swords, cups, coins and clubs - these are the traditional suits of Italian playing cards. They evoke the magic of long winter afternoons spent with grandparents. A deck of cards and endless challenges to another hand next to the cosy hearth. Playing cards, entertainment for the masses par excellence, are strongly linked to folklore and tradition in Italy. Bergamo, Bologna, Treviso and Naples, the list is long: each area of the country has its own version of the suits. Forty rectangles, each with its own image, that can mean defeat or victory. This is where we took inspiration for our "Carte" (cards) series of scarves.


    The peacock ("pavone" in Italian) uses its fan-like tail of a thousand hues to attract the attention of the chosen one. The peacock is somewhat a symbol of narcissism in nature. It has always been considered a sacred animal in a range of cultures. In India, many deities are painted riding this beautiful animal. In Athens, people bought tickets to see what was considered an exotic species. In the Islamic world, it symbolised the cosmos or the great celestial bodies of the sun and moon. Through stylising and revamping a detail from the ace of clubs, a symbol of strength and action in Neapolitan playing cards, our silk twill scarf was born.

    LA RUOTA DEL PAVONE is a product in 100% silk twill, made and packaged in Italy.

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