In order to manufacture this artifact, Barbisio follows an multi-layered production process and employs the finest craftsmanship. It starts off with "the blowing" of hair such as "garenne", "clapier", "bcb", and "ou" among others. Then the "basters" sketch the shape of the cone. Next, there is the "fulling", performed mechanically or manually depending on the needs and characteristics of the felt you wish to obtain. The next step is the "dye", which is realized in a wide gradation of colours. Then there are the complex works of "shaping", "refinishing" and "finishing", which gives the felt its special feature. Finally there are the accurate works of "sealing" (with the application of moroccos, ribbons, linings, etc.), which leads to the final product.

Production: MAT and antoinedelaroche production © 2011

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