The glove is an ancient accessory.
It appeared immediately in the history of costume. At first time as a tool to protect from cold and to aid in manual labor, up to become a prestige and nobility symbol.
Its meaning takes on different values in each historical period.
Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Lombards used them as a symbol of prestige.
In the Middle Ages the gloves had a certain importance in the social rules. In this historical period was born the use of the expressions "throw down the guantlet" and "treat with kid gloves."
In the early nineteenth century Naples became one of the main production centers of gloves in Europe and today is commonly called the world capital of the glove.