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The exhibition entitled “The Masters of Byssus, Silk and Linen” (13-22 May, 2017; Rectorate Palace, Sapienza University of Rome) intends to highlight the way in which, by processing raw materials, high quality fabrics can be achieved, which are then embellished by the weaver’s hand, as it was done in ancient times with silk and linen and is still practiced today with byssus.
The unwoven fibers and/or fabrics were dyed in order to add extra beauty to the fabric. The exhibition, organized by the Commodity Science Museum, the Chemistry Museum “Primo Levi” and the “Polo Museale Sapienza” (PMS), with the collaboration of the Cultural Association “Visioni e Illusioni”, with the patronage of the Polish Institute of Rome, intends to highlight the additional value of fabrics when they are processed by the Artists, who are better defined as Masters of Byssus, Silk and Linen.