Alfred Noack "Rapallo: Bobbin Lace Workers (Tombolo)", ca. 1880

Rapallo: bobbin lace workers (tombolo)

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Author/ School/ Dating:

Alfred Noack (Dresda, 1833 - Genova, 1895)

Rapallo: bobbin lace workers (tombolo)

Date: 1880 approx.
Object type and technique: negative on gelatine plate ; cm 24 x 30
Photographic Archive of Genoa Municipality, inv. 26950

One of the most characteristic professions of the East Riviera captured by the best known landscape photographer active in Genoa. The art of bobbin lace: a land of slow patience and women's hands and eyes, a source to improve the domestic income. It is an example of poor people knowledge destined to adorn the houses of the wealthy (or to embellish the wedding trousseau).