Meet the very modern face of an art form dating from the Middle Ages.
One of the few people still practising the historic art of frame hand-weaving in Italy, Marta Cucchia is both sharply stylish and brimming with passion for her craft.
Working out of a former church that dates to the 1200s, she has dedicated her life to preserving this centuries-old, largely female oral tradition.
Hand weaving as Marta practises it is both time-consuming and physically intensive. Yet she likens it to "a drug — once you start it’s impossible to stop".
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