Pair of Towels in Pure Linen minutely embroidered by hand Sicilian open work, the beauty of the hand embroidery of the past is timeless.
Cutwork, also known as punto a intaglio in Italian, is a needlework technique in which portions of linen are cut away and the resulting “hole” is reinforced and filled with embroidery or needle lace.
Traditionally, Cutwork Embroidery was used for table linens, collars, and cuffs and stitched in white thread on white fabric. This technique originated in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in Italy. It came from drawn thread work which was originally produced by nuns for textiles for the church.