This Bainha de Copas piece was inspired by FRESS’s bookbinding and gold leaf decoration workshops. Craftsman at these shops meticulously adorn books with gold leaf decorations which give them an unsurpassed level of workmanship and beauty. These are true works of art that require controlled breathing techniques, high precision, and intense delicacy in handling these 100% natural materials.
In July of 2014, the Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva’s (FRESS) asked Bainha de Copas to interpret the foundations Fine Arts through the brands Iberian Wearitage®. We proudly took on the great work of promoting the 62 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