This Bainha de Copas piece was inspired by FRESS’s bookbinding and marbled paper workshops. Each page has a beautiful marble effect worked in with complex gold leaf decorations that give the book an unsurpassed level of workmanship and beauty.
FRESSFundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva’s (FRESS) asked Bainha de Copas to interpret the foundations Fine Arts through the brands Portuguese Wearitage®. We proudly took on the great work of promoting the 64 year old institution which houses master craftsmen and artists.
It is a natural fibre obtained from the cocoons of silkworms. It is one of the most expensive raw materials due to the time it takes to be produced, because it follows the life cycle of caterpillars and some butterflies. The way it is produced was once a state secret in China. It is known for its lightness, softness and brilliant colours.
Hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Dry in the shade. Iron at a low temperature