Let us tell you what happens in our Bottega every day

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For seven generations, the Pascucci family has handed down secrets, recipes and know-how to obtain today the same exquisite prints of the past: fascinating, permanent, versatile and creative. The resulting products are therefore characterised not only by their fine quality, but also by their peculiar, unique history.

Over 3000 hand-carved blocks

Over our long history, the members of our family have accumulated more than 3000 blocks. Hand-carved on pear tree wood, resistant to mallet blows, these blocks are not only the matrices for our prints, but also a work of art in themselves. Their designs tell the story of our Bottega.


At first there was only rust, obtained from oxidised iron

Today, along with it there are many, many more, and not only printed but also painted on the fabric; they are composed of a mysterious mixture of wheat flour and pigments. Our recipes for colours are top secret, and they are passed down from one generation to the next.

I colori

After being dipped in the colour paste, our printing blocks are then placed on the fabric and hit with a mallet

Once, twice, three times… and all the times required by the shape of the textile. With a steady hand and a lifetime’s experience, the tools of our trade are masterfully held and used to create unique, genuine products.

La stampa

After printing, textiles are hanged to dry on reeds for a whole night

When the fabric is dry, the prints must be developed and fixed. This is done with two different types of baths: a basic solution for rust and natural colours, and warm water and acid for all the others.

Fissaggio e Viraggio

Our Bottega still displays a massive ironing machine built in 1826

This is made of a heavy wooden crate full of river stones, which was pulled by a winch to iron fabrics before and after printing.

Il Mangano

Distinctive features of authentic Pascucci prints

Genuine, hand-made in Italy

Printed designs and colours show on the rear of the textile too, where imperfections and irregularities are also more visible. The hand-printed pattern is obtained by manually juxtaposing the blocks, therefore it might sometimes be slightly mismatched. Unlike screen printing, that yields perfectly uniform and flat colours, hand-printed designs might feature uneven colour distribution and shades. Repeated designs might also be slightly different from one another, because block printing operations are carried out by hand.

Keep the beauty of your printed textiles

Washing suggestions

How can you take care of your printed textiles?

Here are some suggestions to maintain the beauty of printed designs intact over time.
These tips will help you keep your product as beautiful as brand-new, with bright colours on pure white background.

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  • Cold Water

    For the first three washes (by hand or in a washing machine), use cold water.

  • No rubbing

    In case of visible stains, please avoid rubbing directly on designs and leave the textile to soak instead.

  • Bleaching

    For the first three washes, and then when needed, diluted bleach can be used for both soaking and washing.

  • 60 °C – 140 °F degrees

    After the first three washes, hot water at a temperature of 60 °C – 140 °F can be used.

  • Drying

    Do not tumble dry.

  • Ironing

    Iron textiles on high heat with steam when the fabric is still slightly damp.