In 1904 the Marchesa Romeyne Robert Ranieri di Sorbello founded the Ranieri di Sorbello School of Embroidery at the family villa at Pischiello, near Lake Trasimeno. The school was active until 1934 and was most well-known for its innovative and original use of a historic technique called the Umbrian Point, or later, the Sorbello Point. The pieces are all individually unique and executed entirely by hand. Most fabrics were created on commission and always presented original designs. Of particular note are the tassels that decorate the corners of tablecloths, cushions and other articles on display in the collection.