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THEODORA PERCALE CASES & SHAMS

Italian Percale Pillowcases & Shams

The Theodora Percale Pillowcases and Shams are created for those who want the look of a hand-made gigliuccio. Gigliuccio is an Italian embellishment which consists of a drawn thread technique between two rows of hemstitching. Since this form of embellishment has become astronomically expensive, we have, instead, constructed this design with a lace insertion - creating a very similar look at the fraction of the cost. Theodora's higher thread count lends a more substantial, silkier hand. The true determiners of a sheet's quality are the quality of the cotton which is used and the finishing of the sheet. Unlike many other companies, at ANICHINI we still produce all of our sheeting in Italy from the finest Long Staple cotton available. This embellishment is the ultimate in artisanal luxury.

Available in White (Made-To-Order).
For dimensions see our Sheeting Dimensions.

  • Finished with an inspired lace insertion.
  • Sheet sets include top and bottom sheets; cases and shams are sold separately.
  • Duvet covers have a blind button closure.
  • Bottom sheets are fitted.
  • 100% Long Staple Cotton Percale.
  • Made in Italy.
  • See Sheeting Dimensions

Dimensions For Anichini Sheets

SHEETING

Machine wash in warm (not hot) water on gentle cycle. You may use any mild detergent or soap. Use enzyme reactive stain removers only. Do not use chlorine, bleach, stain removers or detergents with lighteners. Never pour detergent or soap directly on your textiles. Either pour it in when the tub is full or dilute it. Do not use fabric softeners. These only coat the fibers and make them "appear" to be soft. Use one cup of white vinegar in the rinse water to remove any traces of soap and leave fabrics smelling fresh.

The ideal way to dry textiles is air only. A line or rod is perfect, but you can use a railing or shower rod as well. If you must use a dryer, use the lowest setting and never, never dry completely. During the last few minutes of a dryer cycle the fabric overheats and dries out, making it brittle and lifeless over time. Always remove them from the dryer while still damp.

This is an ideal time to press them, but if that is not possible, let them air dry. (You can also "store" laundered linens in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or freezer before air drying or pressing.) You can even air dry sheeting by throwing them over a bed. If you smooth the wrinkles out at this point, the pressing becomes even easier. Press on the underside, using a well-padded ironing board and a clean iron. Do not press in creases because this will also cause wear over time. When pressing monograms or embellishments, place face down on a terry towel so that the decoration will "pop" out.

Finally, simply fold them neatly. One of the more gratifying things to have in the home is a beautiful linen closet. Never store sheeting in plastic. If you must cover them, use an old piece of sheeting or pillow case. Storage should be dry and away from light with some air circulation.

The Genuine Article
Our sheeting is woven in Italy of long-staple Egyptian cotton percale by one of the very few remaining super high quality boutique weavers. This small mill, near Lake Como, embodies everything legendary regarding Italian textiles.
The following sizes are made to order and are not returnable: Twin, Full, California King, Boudoir Shams, Queen Shams, & Continental Shams