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ASSOCIATION

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The Association was founded in 1999, on the initiative of the Foundation of Chieri to textiles and Textile Museum, in order to safeguard the artisan tradition typical Piedmontese Bandera embroidery, spreading and preserving the uniqueness of design and embroidery.
Among the activities of the Association are fundamental collaboration with foundations, Embroidery associations, magazines, industry sites and blogs; participation in events and exhibitions that allow us to continue with extensive projects to spread the art of needle painting; collaboration with school projects to keep alive the memory of our traditions; the realization of important Church commissions.

TRADEMARK

The Association has obtained the 12 July 2000 the registration of the mark of quality, in recognition for her work protecting and safeguarding a precious heritage of Piedmont.

HISTORY

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The origins of Piedmont, Indeed Chieri, Bandera tissue are attested already in “Statutes of the art of Moleskin” the town of Chieri, dating from the 15th century, where there is talk of a fabric, before hemp and cotton work then, regular patterns in relief, parallel lines or honeycomb, white or slightly offwhite, reserved for militia uniforms and livery personnel, In addition to regular underwear.The “Bandera Embroidery” appeared in Piedmont in the era of strong French influence, but most likely the Anatolian origins. Bandera embroidery consists in reproducing polychrome elaborate decorative motifs, mostly roccaille and Rococo style, with a central topic floral core, or even with anthropomorphic figures of various types and a thick frame in shape of a gradient-colored tape.

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EMBROIDERY

The basic elements of embroidery "Bandera are:

The fabric, that must be cotton work born in Chieri.

The yarns, they are little twisted wool, in plain colors in all shades of golden yellow, Pink, Savoy and blue green, because the chromatic variations are obtained by the combination of different color gradations.

Particolare del punto pittura (Small)The points. The embroideries are performed using four points: that said launched or painting with alternating long and short points, paying particular attention to the harmony of tones, lets get lovely painting effects for the richness of shades; the chain for the contours of swirls and decorations, grass point to embroider the stems, sprigs, ribs of leaves – the latter two embroidered in parallel rows are used to serve desired traits; Finally the node point for small reasons.

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The drawings. Consist of elaborate polychrome motifs. The oldest are stucco designs, brocades, swirls, inlaid furniture, mostly in Rococo style, the next are fanciful, inspired by China and Chinese iconographic tradition. The subjects are plant items in garlands and bouquets spread, anthropomorphic figures and birds surrounded by motifs and architectural friezes., alternating with Ribbons that intertwine, s Chase, giving to embroidery a extraordinary lightness. The flowers of the bandera are the Peony, il tulipano, the Carnation, la rosa, la campanella; the fruits: lemons, oranges, il melograno, the grapes, Pears, cherries.

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SCHOOL

Scuola Ricamo Bandera Rocchetta Tanaro Anno 1922Indoor school, legacy of the Marchioness Incisa della Rocchetta, We organize courses of different levels with experienced teachers and embroidery are based on drawings and proceeds from the ancient and full-bodied reworked archive of the Association.

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TEACHING

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The project "learn about and experiment with the technique of embroidery" Bandera ", started in 2004, provides a theoretical part – and visit the Textile Museum di Chieri to acquaint young people with our textile tradition and provide the basics about equipment and procedures for use – and a practical part, where are made simple embroidery, but complete with all the basic features.

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EXHIBITIONS

The Association organizes and participates in thematic exhibitions, where are exposed embroideries made with this technique, both ancient and modern. The oldest part of the Association's heritage and demonstrate how, over time, each embroiderer gave their own interpretation to the Bandera embroidery, While in total respect of the ancient rules and always current protection Association. The most recent, on ancient drawings or revisited by President Anna Gamage, were made during these years by students who have followed the internal courses.

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PUBLICATIONS

In 2007 We have created a dvd How do you teach the Bandera embroidery. The art of painting to agor explaining in detail the technique of embroidery and 2009, for the tenth anniversary of the birth of the Association, We published the book Bandera Embroidery. The art of needle painting, that integrates and completes the dvd with the history of embroidery and practical advice to achieve the best embroidery.

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Chieri fabric weavers Bandera:

Quagliotti spa
Road Change, 58 – 10023 Chieri – (To)

Tel. 011-9413720
http://www.quagliotti1933.it
Tessitura Pertile s.n.c.
Via Andrea Gastaldi, 24 – 10023 Chieri – (To)
Tel 011-9472850
http://www.pertile.com