Category: Historical textiles

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 Opulence and Fantasy »

On July 1st, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Over the course of the 14th and 17th centuries the Indian Deccan had a series of highly cultured Muslim courts and was, at its peak, home to Indian and Persian artists, European textile and gem trade as well as African high society. Hence there is an enormous wealth of paintings and textiles among many other […]

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The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now »

On June 22nd, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

‘The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now’ looks into the legacy of the Arts & Crafts movement as a whole and its significance both on the interior and exterior of our homes and lifestyles today. ‘Devised as a series of encounters between historic and contemporary works’ the show includes commissioned work by the garden designer […]

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Huguenot Summer 2015 »

On June 17th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

The Huguenots are an often overlooked demographic whose persecution and subsequent fleeing of France (dubbed by them as ‘Le Refuge’) was the first instance of the term ‘refugee’ being used. We owe a wealth of skill and industry to the Huguenots’ migration to England, spanning from silk weaving to science. As French Calvinist Protestants they were forced […]

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Foundling Hospital Costume Project »

On June 16th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

We are great fans of the Foundling Museum and also love costume, so a project that gracefully combines the two was bound to catch our eye. This final year project by London College of Fashion graduate Megan Doyle – a theatre performance that portrays a series of events leading to one girl giving up her […]

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White Textiles of the World »

On May 25th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Hiroko Iwatate has been collecting textiles for over forty years, amassing a collection of over 7,700 pieces from Asia and Africa. This remarkable collection – Iwatate is not only an enthusiast but a designer and inevitably some what of a textiles expert – is both the reason and contents of Hiroko Iwatate’s eponymous Iwatate Museum […]

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