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Antique Textiles
The exchange of luxury textiles was predominant on the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting East and West by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.

The trade route was initiated around 114 BC by the Han Dynasty, although earlier trade across the continents had already existed. Geographically, the Silk Road or Silk Route is an interconnected series of ancient trade routes between Chang'an (today's Xi'an) in China, with Asia Minor and the Mediterranean extending over 8,000 km (5,000 miles) on land and sea. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the great civilizations of China, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, the Indian subcontinent, and Rome, and helped to lay the foundations for the modern world.


Antique Textiles


Antique French Textiles for Designers
by June K. Laval
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Product details
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jul 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764320394
ISBN-13: 978-0764320392
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 2.3 cm


The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping
by National Trust
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The National Trust gives detailed practical guidance on the care and maintenance of fragile interiors and the decorative fixtures, fittings and objects that contribute so much to their interest. In particular, this book highlights the ways in which preventative conservation measures can help reduce the need for expensive repair at a later date.



Covers the history of British textile design from 1940 to the present day. The text explores key themes such as artist-designed and hand-crafted versus machine-made textiles, how the use of abstract and geometric patterning has influenced designs, and derivative design and new approaches.


The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textiles Collection
by Ngozi Ikoku
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"Russian Textiles" showcases the gorgeous cotton textiles that were created and manufactured in Russia and exported to Central Asia from 1850 to 1950. The Muslims in these Central Asian countries - Uzbeks, Tadjiks, Farsi, Turkomans, etc. - incorporated the brightly patterned fabrics into their clothing, particularly the linings of their robes and household items.


Russian Textiles: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia
by Susan Meller
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Textile Style: Decorating with Antique and Exotic Fabrics C Clifton-Mogg
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This book reveals the richness and charm of textiles from all over the world and shows how even the smallest scrap of a beautiful old fabric can enhance an interior. The book shows how textiles have been used around the world throughout history and demonstrates how they can be used today. This book uncovers the secrets of the top designers.


Textile Conservator's Manual
by Sheila Landi
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Concentrating on decorative art objects from the major cultures, the book gives practical instruction and a wide variety of case histories. The text has been expanded and updated to include changes bought about by recent developments in the conservation of material. This new information will increase the reader's ability to interpret signs of ageing and past activity on the object.



This work features illustrations of textiles for fashion (including headscarves) and furnishings designed by artists living or working in Britain for British companies during the period 1945-1970. This was a time of belief in "art for the people" in the new democratic spirit of post-war Britain and has parallels in other media such as school prints.


Artists' Textiles in Britain, 1945-1970 G Rayner
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Product details
Hardcover: 190 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (April 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574323741
ISBN-13: 978-1574323740
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 1.6 cm


Antique Quilts & Textiles
by Bobbie A. Aug
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