In The Shadow Of The Convents by Barbara Catanese

In The Shadow Of The Convents by Barbara Catanese

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CONVENTS  Since the Middle Ages, both convents and monasteries have been the only beacon of light all along those difficult centuries, with monks copying classical books again and again and nuns preserving the arts of embroidering and lacemaking....
Royal Purses

Royal Purses

ROYAL PURSES Author: Barbara Catanese   Purses that belonged to particular people are always charming; as for me I have a deep penchant for history.  Therefore when, some time ago, I succeeded in acquiring this purse, I was overwhelmed by strong emotions. As you...
A Woman Seen Through The Eye of Her Needle

A Woman Seen Through The Eye of Her Needle

A woman seen through the eye of her needle: A reflection on the importance of workbags in the past centuries Author: Barbara Catanese Rome, 18th May 2017 “A workbag seems to be such a common name for a lovely creation” and indeed the seventeenth and even more the...