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Silk twill

Size 160cm X 110cm

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" series of scarves.



    Inspired by the clubs in playing cards from Treviso. These cards are part of the “Northern Italian” type, where the sticks are shaped like sceptres or ceremonial sticks. The sceptre itself takes the form of a rod of varying lengths and levels of ornateness, generally decorated with precious metals alongside gemstones, often with symbols above it, used to indicate the "power to strike" of the holder and therefore, in general, a symbol of power. Another meaning of the sceptre probably originates from the first farming civilisations, deriving from the instrument used for measuring the fields, and therefore representing a decision-making aspect. For this reason it is a typical attribute of deities, priests, rulers, military commanders and magistrates.


    BAGOLARI is a product in 100% silk twill, made and packaged in Italy.

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