Day26 – Zoagli to Genoa

On our last day in Zoagli, I decided to visit the “other” tessitura, silk weaving workshop. I could not remember which place Dott. Canevaro had said still produced authentic hand-woven silk, so I took the trouble to walk up the via Aurelia in the rain to visit the Tessitura Artigiana Gaggioli.

Right away I could tell I had found the real thing. As Signora Gaggiolli led me upstairs to the showroom, I saw collections of sea shells, vintage family photographs, framed awards for silk production. No Chinese silk here. Sig.ra Gaggioli showed me some of the hand-made velvet produced by her family’s workshop.

With the insignia woven in…

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