Bargello, or as it is called, Florentine embroidery can be easily distinguished from other techniques, particularly different cross-stitch.The unique technology makes it possible to create patterns that are very diverse.They have different shapes as smooth and acute angle forming flames.
The origins of this technique is unknown until now and is covered with a huge number of secrets.It is believed that Fiorentina not originated in Italy, Hungary.One version says that marrying the heir of the Medici family Hungarian princess brought a beautifully embroidered dowry.It is very pleasant to representatives of the Florentine courtiers, have a significant impact on the manner of performing their work, which already at that time famous for its high artistic performance.Florentine masters start to copy data "fire patterns" and then begin to consider their own.
Another version of the origin of Florenskaya embroidery techniques associated with the Hungarian Queen Elizabeth.According to her, the Bargello was in
Some researchers attributed the emergence of this technology with the princess Jadwiga, who has married a Polish King Vladislav decided to combat it with your skills, including embroidering emblems of Poland and Hungary, the mantle of a priest.King Vladislav was a representative of the royal family Jagiello.It is expected that with time transformed Jagiello Bargello, in whose honor and was later called the technique of embroidery.However, this version has not been confirmed, as the race of kings Jagiello in no way connected with the palace of the Bargello in Florence.
In addition, to the birth of this amazing technology, according to some scientists, and the prisoners involved, as the Bargello Palace, while a prison.But this version has not been confirmed, as the castle prison facilities located deep underground, where no sunlight penetrates, and prisoners simply would not be able to embroider in the dark.
now located in the Palace of the Bargello National Museum, where exhibits include a collection of chairs of the XVII century, embroidered Bargello.However, these artifacts are not affiliated with the castle, they were acquired by the museum in the 19th century.Samples Florenskaya embroidery can be seen in various museums around the world, for example in the UK, in the Victoria and Albert Museum or Manchester (Italy) Gallery Whitworth.
At the moment, the most reliable version of the origin of the embroidery is the assumption that one of the employees of the Museum of the Bargello Paolo Peri.He argues that the embroidery was brought by the wife of King Stephen I of Hungary Gizella.
course, all versions have a place to exist, but to this day has not subsided disputes about which country (Hungary and Italy) has given such popularity Florenskaya embroidery.This debate is still underway.
Florenskaya embroidery was so popular that its motives can be found in the works of the masters of the American colonies.In our time, the Bargello, as well as cross-stitch, is still popular on the Internet you can find a wealth of information about the technology and techniques, as well as download free cross stitch scheme.