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Going Grey?

Today is the launch of 2 new versions of a classic textile design. Today is also the first day of snow in many parts of UK. 215 more words

Ajrakh – A Journey with Dr. Ismail Mohammad Khatri

For an archaeologist from South Asia such as me, what could be a more precious discovery than the Priest King of Mohenjo-Daro! Archaeologists have been debating on his role and position in Indus Valley society, but for those who are inclined towards aesthetics and art they are fascinated with his shawl depicting trefoil patterns interspersed with small circles – the fusion of three sun-disks of the gods of earth, water and the sun.

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Unraveling Mongolia's Cashmere Conundrum

Cashmere, a fabric that remained the exclusive domain of European nobility in the 19th century, is now as ubiquitous at fast-fashion retailers at it once was in royal palaces. 888 more words


Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) - Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context

Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama

  • Art: visual, nonfunctional
  • Temporary: part of the ‘Organic’ exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (
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Lancashire textiles in the long run: A financial perspective

by Steven Toms (University of Leeds)

Following decades of long run economic decline, recent calls to establish a “Northern powerhouse” offer some hope for the reinvigoration of once proud manufacturing regions of the industrial revolution. 713 more words

Business History

makes | shibori + sashiko.

This is my first attempt at shibori, a Japanese practice of resistance dyeing on textile. Folding, bending, and clipping muslin cloth is meditative and the final results are gorgeous–rich in color, shape. 76 more words

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