Lapis Lazuli, an ancient stone that has always appealed to man’s imagination - literally “blue stone” - has been extracted and...
Lapis Lazuli, an ancient stone that has always appealed to man’s imagination - literally “blue stone” - has been extracted and revered for more than 6000 years. In ancient Mesopotamia this stone was the reserve of the ruling class. Since time lapis lazuli has been known for its therapeutic properties. In astrology, lapis lazuli is associated with Sagittarius.
Lapis lazuli was also appreciated for its aesthetic characteristics. From the 15th to the 19th century it formed the basis of ultramarine, an intense blue that decorated many paintings and frescos. Using ultramarine was considered a sign of wealth.
Scabal has succeeded in integrating microscopic particles of lapis lazuli in an ultra-fine bale of wool. This Super 150’s can be worn all year round. The cloth has a paper press finish, which gives the finished product a natural shine and a unique appearance.
The stone has been reduced to microscopic particles by a process of polishing, which is a technique used exclusively in jewellery-making until now. Microscopic particles are evenly distributed by hand and are then captured by the straightened fibres and integrated harmoniously in the cloth.