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Cashmere, Wool, Alpaca, and Camel: why is Prato Famous for these fabrics? A brief history

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The Art of Wool The Art of Wool (Arte della Lana) in Prato originated during the medieval period when the city was characterized by a great economic differentiation. The city was full of wool merchants, and more than one urban street was designated by industrial activities, such as Via dei Tiratoi, Strada della Gualchiera, alle Cashmere, Wool, Alpaca, and Camel: why is Prato Famous for these fabrics? A brief history