Hand printed linens are one the oldest artisan crafts in northern Le Marche. Using hand-carved wood block prints and colors made with natural ingredients, artisans have been making these beautiful linens since the Middle Ages. The patterns were inspired by rural life. Grapes, wheat, the rooster, sunflowers were the prevalent regional symbols. Later, the designs were expanded to include motifs from embroideries, architectural friezes, and other patterns from different ages. In addition to the traditional rust color, made with iron dioxide (rust), flour, and vinegar, linens are also printed in deep sea blue and earthy dark green, reflecting the tones of the region. Don’t forget to bring your table measurements with you in you are interested in these very special linens!