Historical and precious leathers

The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum hosts an interesting collection of Italian artisanally made leather goods from 15th and 16th centuries. It ranges from weapons cases and containers to gunpowder flasks and the "rotella", a type of shield used for decorative purposes in parades. Leather is one of the reoccurring elements, together with metal, always present in warrior's equipment of every age. We will visit a famous Boots Manufacture in Milan, close to the barrack that hosted the Savoy Cavalry regiment. This workshop is an excellence in leather manufacturing holding the heritage and the experience of master's shoemakers who produced boots for the regiment.

Photo courtesy: Dario Garofalo

Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri

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