Buratto Cloth

Buratto cloth is named after buratto, which is an Italian word for a sieve or sifter.

Buratto cloth was made from silk or linen and woven with a single warp and a double weft to produce a gauze-like material with a square mesh. This ground material was used to produce buratto embroidery, which is a type of filet work that has been made in Italy and elsewhere since the medieval period.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications, p. 26.


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