Alba Amicorum scarves are unframed works of art, available in limited editions. It is a collaboration with artists from all disciplines to reinterpret their art onto a common medium - a scarf. We authenticate each piece we sell with a numbered certificate and every scarf comes housed in a Japanese-inspired archival wooden box.
The impulse underlying creation is the impulse to learn. Collaboration, in our experience, is the best way to learn. At Alba Amicorum, our goal is to create a platform where there is a cross-cultural involvement and exchange between artists of many disciplines, nationalities and generations using the scarf as a creative common ground.
We encourage your involvement and can arrange meetings with the artists or studio visits.
A Limited Collection:
Our scarves are unframed works of art, available in limited editions. We authenticate each piece we sell with a numbered certificate and every scarf comes housed in a Japanese-inspired archival wooden box.
Every detail has been given careful attention and thought. Starting with the art, we ensure the accuracy of colour and select the most suitable fabric to communicate its essence. Each scarf is produced and hand finished in Italy.
Why the name?
Yes, it is a bit complicated but we love what it stands for. Alba Amicorum, or ‘Books of Friends’, was a 16th century practice of contributing inscriptions, drawings, poems, literature etc, in a friend’s album. Both the contributor and receiver took pride in being a part of the exchange.
This idea of creative exchange, dialogue and our impulse to collect and preserve felt like the perfect fit.