TEXTILE RECONSTRUCTIONS : weave once again what no longer exists

Operated twill motif in pure linen

 XVI Century

Reconstruction of an operated fabric used as a painting support by Benedetto Zalone from Cento for Ritratto di giovane gentiluomo. Century XVI

Art Gallery of Budrio - Bologna.

From the reading of photographic images and from the acquisition of fundamental data it has been possible to recreate the pure linen warp and prepare it on a frame for hand weaving.

Weaving of a textile specimen required by the Client for laboratory analysis.

The fabric was commissioned by a student graduating in Textile Restoration at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna.

Yarn dyed in a natural way with a woad and bio-Indigo mixture for the reconstruction on the loom of the Madras pateren.

Creation of the warp following the notes of color and density of the original sample.

Weaving of a specimen of the textile artifact preserved in the Museum of Roccapelago – Modena

Squared canvas in white and blue.

XVII Century

Do you have a antique fabric?

Would you like to find out whether it is possible to interpret it again or make it on the loom?


di Alan Zinchi

via G. Galilei 60, Nonantola (MO)


P.Iva 03611790365



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