As with most of our fabrics, it is not easy to date its origins. This counts as well for Donna di Coppe. For sure there is the goblet, the main element of a representation that has probably been metaphorically transferred from a 1800 Lucca painting. For decades it has been used in many fields; even as a theatre curtain.
Nowadays we use it, retaining the memory of its past, as a table runner, a cavaliere. A fabric stripe for the dining table, producing an intimate setting for two.
What is a “Cavaliere”?
The sense of the classical term cavaliere (knight) is common to most people but the meaning in the field of decoration is less known.
A cavaliere ia a fabric stripe which, covering a table on the width, gives rise to a setting for two. Basically a cavaliere is a wider and shorter runner extending from one side to the other on the width of a table allowing a set up for two, four, six and at the same time to show the beauty of a table. We could also say it’s a long placemat for two.
The beauty of the cavaliere is in the versatility of its use: cavalieri can be of the same fabric and same colour, in mix match colours, in different finishes and in assorted patterns to create innovative table settings.
They are perfect for luxurious tables, which would be a pity to cover with a tablecloth, and for counters or for design furniture.
Decorating with cavalieri gives more space to fantasy and creativity and allows to decorate with elegance and freshness.
Materials: 60% Linen 40% Cotton