18th century textiles

Immerse yourself in the rich history of 18th century textiles and explore the intricate craftsmanship and stunning designs of this bygone era. Find inspiration for your own textile projects and learn about the techniques used by master artisans.
Wool color samples found in papers of merchant who imported for East India Company. c.1700. MSS Eur D1076 (9)

To celebrate International Archives Day, we’re sharing some unexpected treasures we found in the India Office Private Papers. One of the joys of being an archivist is the daily opportunity to be surprised and enchanted by the collections in our care. Tucked away in a volume packed with closely-written correspondence...

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