Monday 3 May 2010

Italian Tristan (Guicciardini) Quilt * Until 4 July 2010 * Museum of Palazzo Davanzati, Florence

Earlier this year you may have followed the Needleprint posts about the London Tristan Quilt now on display in the new medieval galleries in the V&A and which has been replicated by French stitchers. The London quilt is one of three 14th century quilts made in Sicily and presented as wedding gifts to Pietro di Luigi Guicciardini and Laodomia Acciaiuli in 1395. One quilt is in private ownership and the other in Florence. (It is understood they were divided up to split the risk of future loss and to ensure their suvival.) The Florentine quilt, called the Guicciardini quilt (also replicated by the Club Punto Del Croce) is now on display at the Museo Palazzo Davanzati in Florence. Click here for more details in English from the museum's website. OK what are we going to replicate next?

Many thanks to Janine in Canada for this information.

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