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Woodblock - Swaislands Fabric - British - late 18th century

Designed by Swaislands Fabric Printing Works

Palampore - Bedcover or hanging - Late 18th century - India - Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed

Palampore - Bedcover or hanging - Late century - India - Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed

Piece from a summer kosode (katabira)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: late 17th–mid-18th century Culture: Japan Medium: Ground of white bast fiber (asa) Dimensions: H. 37 3/8 in. (95 cm); W. 12 11/16 in. (32.2 cm) Classification: Textiles-Dyed

Piece from a summer kosode (katabira) Period: Edo period Date: late century Culture: Japan Medium: Ground of white bast fiber (asa) Dimensions: H.

A Closer Look at an 18th-Century Suit -  This magnificent red silk velvet suit from the 1770s had been in our (Kent State University Museum) Fashion Timeline exhibition for the past several months but, we recently took it off exhibit. The textile is a remarkable textured velvet and it is  trimmed with silver embroidery and sequins. (click through for more detailed photos)

A Closer Look at an 18th-Century Suit

Man’s suit of red velvet trimmed with silver embroidery and sequins, French, (Kent State University Museum)

Kaitag Embroidery, Daghestan, 18th century, silk thread on cotton (photo courtesy Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery) - READ on - Tomorrow’s Headlines?: Oil & Textiles in Daghestan | Venetian Red Art Blog

Kaitag Embroidery, Daghestan, century, silk thread on cotton (photo courtesy Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery) - READ on - Tomorrow’s Headlines?: Oil & Textiles in Daghestan

The Warp and the Weft (detail) by Yvonne Tweedie - from the Starting Points exhibition

colornotes: The Warp and the Weft (detail) by Yvonne Tweedie - from the Starting Points exhibition After a recent visit to the Ulster Linen Museum I was inspired to research the linen industry which.

Tibetan Buddhist ritual silk patchwork composed of Ming Chinese silk damasks put together in the 18th century.

Tibetan Buddhist ritual silk patchwork composed of Ming Chinese silk damasks put…

Snake and Orange Trees fabric by diane555 on Spoonflower - custom fabric   ~  I so totally have to make a late 18th Century gown out of this!

Snake and Orange Trees fabric by on Spoonflower - custom fabric ~ I so totally have to make a late Century gown out of this!

Tibetan Ritual Cloth, 18th century

Tibetan Ritual Cloth, 18th century

Woodblock

Designed by Swaislands Fabric Printing Works

“Elegance is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony” - Paulo Coelho Damask designs reminiscent of 18th century palaces and mansions, ornamental patterns and floral motifs, classic yet with a contemporary twist are the main – and extremely elegant – themes in the new textile wallcovering collection of Omexco. Delicately printed – as if they were embroidered. #walldressingdecor #wallpaper #artforyourwall #wallpop #moderndesign #design #omexco #damaskdesign

Did you know that of walls in the world are actually dressed in wall coverings and not paint?

Tent Lining Fragment - 18th century - India - Cotton, silk; plain weave, embroidered, quilted

This section from a tent lining is immediately distinguished from contemporary embroideries made for export by the use of the favorite Mughal motif of the single flowering plant within an arched niche

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