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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

European Textile Fragments



velvet fragment

Over 300 small pieces of furnishing and dress fabrics thought to have been acquired for the original Textile Museum by Professor Roberts Beaumont and his colleagues during visits to the Continent in the early 20th century, possibly with the intention of fixing them into sample books for student use. Many are 19th century figured velvets, damasks and French jacquard woven silks. There are also a number of Italian braids, appliqu├ęs and fragments of embroideries, some dating from the 16th-17th century.


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