Giza 45 Lace Percale by Sferra

What wondrous traits might a bed linen named after a specific genus of cotton offer? Something akin to a richly detailed dream.

Of all the world’s cottons, (and, for that matter, of all Egyptian cotton), Giza 45 is the dreamiest, able to be spun by Sferra's expert Italian craftsmen into a super-fine yarn that can thus be woven into a sleek, supple fabric. Which, it turns out, beckons as one of the finest, most inviting of places to lay one’s head, providing an enveloping cocoon of soft, comfortable perfection.

Here, the Giza 45 cotton yarns are woven into a lightly crisp and smooth percale, and skillfully stitched with an Italian-made lace insert that highlights its airy fretwork patterning to best effect. Lace sits at the cuff of the sheets and cases, forms a U-shaped design atop the duvet cover and alongside the flanged edges, as well as embellishing each side of the shams. Simply stated: there’s nothing else like it. 

Fabric: 100% Egyptian Cotton Percale

Woven in Italy

Machine wash in cool water, gentle cycle. Never bleach. Wash dark colors separately. Tumble dry on low heat, removing while still damp. For best results, iron on "cotton" setting.

In 1891, Gennaro Sferra set the highest standard for luxury linens when he opened his SFERRA Fine Linens operation in Venice, Italy. His intricate Venetian lace cuffs and collars were prized and coveted, and as the turn of the century approached, Gennaro expanded his market to the United States. Traveling regularly in the U.S., he found his ideal clientele in the grand seaside resorts that dotted the East Coast from Maine to Palm Beach.

Recognizing the growing demand for delicate hand embroideries, Gennaro decided to take the next steps in building his business. In 1905, he opened Factory 5007 San Severo, located in the shadow of the Rialto Bridge in Venice. And in 1912, Gennaro relocated his family to a shop on Fifth Avenue, returning to his homeland twice each year by steamer to create a new collection of the most luxurious linens, handmade laces and embroideries in the world. Gennaro Sferra built a reputation on these linens—and his once small company experienced international growth.

A generation later, Gennaro’s two sons, Enrico and Albert, further expanded their father’s collection to include the most luxurious European linens of the day–renowned double damask from Ireland, Alençon laces from France, and beautiful embroideries from Belgium and Switzerland. SFERRA began providing exquisite bedding, luxurious bath linens and fine table linens to choice homes and hotels alike.

SFERRA changed hands in 1977. With keen business savvy, Paul J. Hooker purchased the company from the Sferra family. Under Paul’s passionate stewardship and with the aid of great advancements in design and production technologies, SFERRA has experienced explosive growth in recent decades. Adding luxury bed linens to our offerings in 1978, Paul's vision and focus quickly took SFERRA to the top as global markets have emerged.

Today, SFERRA  has secured their position as a leader in the luxury linens industry. The secret of SFERRA’s enduring reputation is simple: only the finest materials are used in creating anything that carries the SFERRA name. And that reputation has followed their linens into the White House, the Vatican and homes of many celebrities. Their passion for quality is unwavering, and their customers know that they will never stop pursuing the absolute best.

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