“The PEYRON Manufacture” exhibition shows for the first time to the public three rare examples of “Florentine Carpets”.
Angelo Peyron (1864 – 1919) was an industrialist who produced tapestries and other textiles. In 1896 he acquired a small factory in Mercatale di Vernio near Prato (Tuscany) and began to restore old oriental rugs.
After some time he also began to produce hand-knotted carpets, which he sold with the brand name “Mercatal”.
This production had huge success and received several prices and recognitions. Peyron Manufacture became Supplier of His Holiness and His Highness the Ottoman Sultan.
This interesting exhibition curated by Alberto and Daniele Boralevi displays three carpets made by Peyron Manufacture around 1910-1930. Their unique pattern are inspired by the early thirteenth-century marble inlaid floors of the Florence Baptistery and of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, also in Florence.
Two of them are coming from the Villa Peyron, or Bosco di Fontelucente in Fiesole, managed by the Foundation for the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks, while the third was recently found in Turkey and is owned by Daniele and Alberto Boralevi.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the reproduction of original documents of the Peyron manufacture, recently acquired by the Textile Museum of Prato.