From left to right:

Seth Siegelaub (ed.), July, August, September 1969/Juillet, Août, Septembre 1969/Juli, August, September 1969

Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart, How to Read Donald Duck. Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic (1975)

Center for Social Research on Old Textiles and Seth Siegelaub (eds.), Bibliographica Textilia Historiæ. Towards a General Bibliography on the History of Textiles Based on the Library and Archives of the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles

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Seth Siegelaub’s textile research notes

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Forbidden Fabrics and the Church

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This Cup is Presented to Robert Brutton Esqre: by a few OPERATIVE SILK WEAVERS of Globe Fields Bethnal Green and its Vicinity as a Token of Gratitude for his Indefatigable Exertions in their behalf (as their Solicitor) at both HOUSES of PARLIAMENT in the Year 1823 whereby the Spitalfields Acts were Supported and the Price of their Labour secured to them.

Silver cup made by William Bateman. London. 1823. Courtesy of the Spitalfields Trust.

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Forbidden Fabrics and the Church

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Forbidden Fabrics and the Church

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Forbidden Fabrics and the Church

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Selection of chasubles and maniples

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Exhibition view

Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Exhibition view

Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Left to right:

Front part of dalmatic with pomegranate pattern. Spain. 15th–16th century. Silk, metal thread [SST 100]

Piece of silk damask (back). Spain. 17th century. Silk [SST 171]

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

Foreground:

Panel in silk damask. Italy. 17th century. Silk [SST 177]

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

Foreground:

Woven silk panel. Spain? Italy? 17th century. Silk [SST 163]

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

Foreground:

Velvet panel. Italy. Late 15th century. Silk, metal thread [SST 197]

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

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Silk, gold and silver textiles and other precious fabrics

Foreground:

Woven silk panel. Spain? Italy? 17th century. Silk [SST 163]

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Headdresses

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Headdresses

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Headdresses

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Headdresses

Foreground: Prestige ceremonial knitted headdress ('Ashetu'). Bamiléké people, Western Grassfields, Cameroon. 20th century. Vegetal fibre, porcupine quills, feathers [SST 328]

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Headdresses

Foreground: Headdress with animal hair on woven round structure. Bamiléké people, Western Grassfields, Cameroon. 20th century. Goat's hair?, raffia [SST 313]

Photo: George Eksts

 

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Headdresses

Foreground: Bridal headdress with fibre surface and glass beads on wood structure. Miao people, Southeast China. Early 20th century. Bamboo (or bark?), cotton (or hemp?) [SST 635]

Photo: George Eksts

 

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Headdresses

Foreground: Pointed hat. Columbia? 20th century. Natural fibre and form grown on a tree [SST 373]

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‘Archaeological' Textiles

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‘Archaeological' Textiles

From left to right:

Embroidered textile fragment with puma head pattern. Peru. Ca. 16th century? Wool [SST 240]

Chancay woven textile made from square fragments with anthropomorphic figures. Peru. 900–1400. Wool [SST 641]

Chancay sack or handbag with animal pattern. Peru. Ca. 1300. Wool [SST 556]

Wari woven textile fragment with priest figures and small bird pattern. Southern highland region, Peru. Ca. 1000. Alpaca wool [SST 576]

Nazca tie-dyed crepe textile fragment. Peru. 11th–12th century. Wool [SST 241]

Photo: Marcus J. Leith

 

Tiahuanaco? feather headdress. Peru. Ca. 100 BC–750 AD? Bird feathers [SST 394]

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‘Archaeological' Textiles

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‘Archaeological' Textiles

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From left to right:

Coptic tunic fragment with figures. Egypt. 4th–5th century? Wool, linen [SST 068]

Coptic tapestry roundel with rabbits, a dog-like animal, and an angel. Egypt. 5th century? Wool, linen [SST 228]

Photo: George Eksts

 

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La Lingère

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La Lingère

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La Lingère

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Above and below:

Embroidered towels and sashes. Turkey. 19th–20th century. Materials vary but include: cotton, linen, silk, silk and metal thread, metal strips [SST 029, 064, 065, 143, 145, 156, 157]

Margaretha Helm, Kunst- und Fleiss-übende Nadel-Ergötzungen oder neu-erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch (Nürnberg: J.C. Weigel, ca. 1700) [CSROT 4250]

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Embroidered towels and sashes. Turkey. 19th–20th century. Materials vary but include: cotton, linen, silk, silk and metal thread, metal strips [SST 057, 063, 147, 148, 159, 161]

Photo: George Eckts

 

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Master bedroom and La Lingère

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Chairs upholstered in stamped wool ('velours d'Utrecht'). France. 19th century. Wool [SST 039]

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Thistle placed on chair upholstered in stamped wool ('velours d'Utrecht'). France. 19th century. Wool [SST 039]

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Master bedroom

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Top shelf, left to right:

Velvet gambling purse with embroidered motifs. Italy. 17th century. Silk, metal thread, spangles, wood [SST 020]

Embroidered velvet cap. Italy. Early 16th century. Silk, metal thread, spangles, linen [SST 056]

Bottom shelf:

Portfolio with 50 samples of Japanese textiles. Japan (textiles), France (album). 16th–19th century (textiles), 20th century (album). Silk, metal thread (textiles), cardboard, paper (album) [SST 086]

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Barkcloth and other natural fabrics

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Barkcloth and other natural fabrics

Left to right: Ceremonial royal indigo dyed robe. Bamiléké people, Western Grassfields, Cameroon. Mid-20th century. Cotton [SST 631]

Painted tapa headdress-mask stretched across wood frame. Baining people, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Early 20th century. Tree inner bark, black and red pigments, cord, wood (bamboo?) [SST 593]

Painted tapa panel. Tonga? Papua New Guinea. 20th century. Tree inner bark, black and red-brown pigment [SST 399]

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Barkcloth and other natural fabrics

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Painted barkcloth panels. Mbuti people, Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo. 20th century. Tree inner bark, black pigment [SST 308, 392, 430, 432, 433–434, 435, 449, 451, 452–454, 498, 501, 505–506, 510, 512, 514, 518, 520–521, 525, 528, 548]

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