Tabarrificio Veneto

Label of the Artigiana Sartoria Veneta (Venetian Artisanal Clothing Makers) which, in 1968, was founded in Mirano, near Venice, and which, through the Barena label as well (‘barena’ is a local term used to describe the lands that emerge from the waters of the lagoon at low tide), revitalized various distinctively Venetian or lagoon-based models of clothing as: rain capes, dustcoats, working overalls, fisherman’s breeches. The most representative item, along with the Venetian shawl with long, hand-knotted fringes, is the tabarro (or tabard), an ample men’s cape, a winter garment widely used in the Venetian area from the seventeenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. A sort of archaeology of clothing underlies these repechages. Some of the model are based on items that are in the collections of local museums.