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Many asked us where the inspiration for the Palascia products come from. And our answer is quite a simple one. We constantly search the archives and talk to the great artisans of Salento, this land with centuries of craft traditions that is at the very heart of everything we do.

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This is what for us means true luxury: unique products that appeal to a discerning, experienced eye. As usual when we're talking to artisans, it was an eye-opening experience. Mrs Castellan has a true feel for what works and doesn't, what technique belongs to one school or another.

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A 19th-century Loom. Courtesy of Mrs Alida Castellan, a terrific weaver from Salento, Puglia. Copyright: Palascia.

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The bold contrast of colours (yellow, green, the most vivid blue, all obtained with entirely natural dyes) and the delicacy of the patterns amazed us.

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This week, for instance, we met with Alida Castellan, an award-winning weaver who not only showed us how to operate a 19th-century loom, but she opened for us her sample books, replete with the weave samples that she has collected for a lifetime. We were stunned by the swatches.

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