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Church hangings and furnishing

LISIO silk textiles have always been much in demand for ecclesiastical purposes, velvets and brocades in silk and precious metals being needed both for the making of new hangings and other furnishings and also for the replacement of worn areas in items being restored.

In 2010 the "Saint Ubaldo" project for the creation of the new cope for the processional statue of Gubbio commissioned the Lisio Foundation to weave the silk and gold cloth.

In 2009 - '10 Lisio Foundation created the new dress in brocade and velvet for the processionional statue of Our Lady of the Rose for the Sanctuary in Santa Margherita Ligure.

In 2005, the velvet “Palio 2” was commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston for the reconstruction of a cope.

In Spring 2005, a ciselé velvet and a piece of “Veronese” brocade were used to make two mitres worn by Pope Benedict XVI for his first public appearances.

In the same period the LISIO Foundation was engaged in weaving precious ciselé velvets in blue silk with a silver ground, to be used for the dress of an ancient Torah donated to the Synagogue of Rome.


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