Textiles and botany, silk and gardens, dresses and flowers: the exhibition “The Silk Gardens of Como. Textiles, Fashion and Botany”, organized by the Fondazione Antonio Ratti and the Comune di Cernobbio, celebrates the beauty of nature and of textile creations, exploring the relationship textile – botany from the eighteenth century to the present day through the various aspects of the floral decoration.
The natural beauties of the Como area, the parks and the gardens overlooking the lake have always been a subject much loved by artists and creative people. They have provided suggestions and inspirations for centuries and the silk industry – established in Como in the late nineteenth century – was not exempt from this fascination.
The exhibition, curated by Margherita Rosina and Francina Chiara – is held at Villa Sucota in Como(home of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti and its Textile Museum) and Villa Bernasconi in Cernobbio from 11th July to 11t h October.