Busatti have been weaving beautiful fabrics since 1842. All aspects of the process, dying, spinning and weaving, are done in Italy. The fabrics are then finished by hand to make tablecloths, teatowels, towels etc. Tassels, crochet edges and embroidery make each piece a work of art.
There is a tiny shop beside the Arno in Florence filled with gorgeous things. It is a perfect place to go for a useful souvenir of Italy or for a gift for a special friend.
I have several pieces of Busatti and I can report that they wash and wear well. It is also possible to buy some of the fabric by the metre.
Since I wrote this post the shop has moved from its location to a new bigger shop in Borgo san Jacopo beside the Arno, on the Pitti Palace side of the Ponte Vecchio.
Here are some photos from the new shop.
the new shop allows them to have much larger displays and many more products on sale.
They also have a fabulous view over the Arno from their balcony and are happy to share it with the world. Click on http://184.108.40.206:8080 to see live photos of the Ponte Vecchio. What a good idea!!!
Go into the shop and say hello to Ariele.