Italian language and cultural school for foreigners
Restauro tappeti
Firenze nell'Arte

Restoration course of carpets

Programme

  • Analysis of the artefact, origin, classification, age and evaluation of the knotted carpet, fabric processing and Kilim, with an approach to in-depth knowledge of the carpet.
  • Processing phase: conserve - preserve - restore the object with careful analysis of the type and study of the restoration suitable for the object.
  • Analysis and intervention: restoration planning.
  • Washing with demineralized water or steam, fixing with nets and heat-sealed fabrics to protect the damaged parts.
  • Wool dyeing: practice used, both for cottons or wools, for restoration with natural dyes.
  • Conservative restoration phases:
    - Fringes and edges, fastening of the fringes or heads with fastening to the weft and warps.
    - Side edge locking with reconstruction of the same.
    - Reconstruction of corners and uncapping of the carpet by reweaving weft and warps.
    - Reconstruction of the holes on the loom with reweaving of weft and warps.

Prices

For every 24 hours 750

Prices valid upon enrolment for all course commencement dates

Course start dates

2022 2023
Jan 3, 17, 31 Jul 4, 18
Feb 14, 28 Aug 1, 16, 29
Mar 14, 28 Sept 12, 26
Apr 11, 26 Oct 10, 24
May 9, 23 Nov 7, 21
Jun 6, 20 Dec 5

National holidays observed in the year 2022:
6 January, 18 April, 25 April, 2 June, 24 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December.

Jan - Jul -
Feb - Aug -
Mar - Sept -
Apr - Oct -
May - Nov -
Jun - Dec -

National holidays observed in the year 2023:
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Course enrolment

Materials are not included in the price and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the course.

The 24-hour course can be spread over 2 or more weeks.

All courses are taught in Italian.

Registration includes the placement test, the accommodation search service, certificates and a few cultural activities.