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Emilia Stoppani, il guardaroba di una sposa comasca (the wardrobe of a Como bride)

Start Date 15 May 2009
Venue Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Location Como, Italy
Curator Margherita Rosina and Francina Chiara

The small exhibition has been the result of a donation received by the Museo Studio del Tessuto in the last months of 2008 from the heirs of Emilia Stoppani (1890-1986), born in Menaggio and got married in 1912 to Augusto Butti, member of a family well known in Cavallasca since the 17th century and owner of Villa Imbonati, the most prestigious residence in the area.

The added value of this donation, in perfect conditions and still in the original boxes, lied in the opportunity to know several data related to the exact period of the objects manufacturing and their shops and workrooms of origin. In all probability, the articles on display did not belong to a single person but to many generations of women of the same family, since the objects dates range from the last years of the 19th century to the thirties of the 20th century.The section dedicated to children’s wear is particularly interesting too, thanks to its numerous baby’s caps made with the most diverse techniques and a magnificent christening suit.

Exhibition research and cataloguing: Enrica Morini and Maria Luisa Rizzini

Images © Fondazione Antonio Ratti.