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Three generations of master weavers.

Gagliano del Capo is a small village in the South of Salento, between sea and countryside, inhabited by simple and strong people. Here is the Weaving Giaquinto family , always at work, Cosimo father, mother Antoinette and his sons Francesco and Katyusha.

A fairy-tale aura surrounds this laboratory, a soft cotton dust in the air, to create the magic of the threads, cleverly arranged on the frame and secured by expert hands that have always seen to it that way, enriching, day after day of a timeless art.

Cosimo Giaquinto, who inherited the technique from his mother, wanted the production processes to remain intact. He understood that respect for tradition and craftsmanship would be assured in the future with best products and unique workmanship.

Francesca, the matriarch, is the first woman to head a company to be registered with the Chamber of Commerce of Lecce.

When the thread becomes a simple fabric and then packaged, changes again and becomes tablecloth, sheet or bedspread, you feel gratified at last,as if your son was grown and had grown up, thanks to your teachings.

The secret of a good quality fabric is a warp made a work of art. Tthe secrets of the old frames, wooden ones of the mid-twentieth century, which we still use, my son Francis, reproduce the creations that studies and sketches still my wife Antonietta, all original Jacquard, with fruit, flowers and other fantasies. The final finishing are the work of skilled seamstresses, also daughters of this land, which has made them masters of this art expert and patients. While the commercial aspect is taken care of by my daughter Katiuscia, flanked by her husband Rocco.