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Silk twill

Size 90cm x 90cm

Made and packaged in Italy


SKU: 0005

    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.


    A two-headed eagle ("aquila" in Italian) atop a figure of eight, the symbol of infinity. This comes from the ace of coins in Neapolitan playing cards. The Roman Emperor Constantine adopted the double-headed eagle for his coat of arms, which remained in use in the Eastern Roman Empire until the last dynasty of the Byzantine emperors. The ace of coins has many meanings: joy, luck, family harmony, wealth, bequests or inheritances. But it can herald a phone call, an unexpected contact or an auspicious event of some kind. Su Ali d'Aquila is our silk scarf from the Carte series.

    SU ALI D'AQUILA is a product in 100% silk twill, made and packaged in Italy.

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