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"Unraveling the Threads of History: A Journey through the World of Fabric" From the intricate details of the Shroud of Turin in Chiesa della SS

Background imageFabric Collection: Detail of Shroud of Turin in Chiesa della SS. Annunziata church, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Detail of Shroud of Turin in Chiesa della SS. Annunziata church, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: the spinners or the fable of Arachne Painting by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez

the spinners or the fable of Arachne Painting by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez
JLJ4665387 the spinners or the fable of Arachne Painting by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez (1599-1660), c. 1653. Sun. 2, 2x2, 89 m Madrid, Musee du Prado - The spinners or The fable of Arachne

Background imageFabric Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle of Hastings. Detail of the battle between the soldiers of William I of England and the Anglo-Saxons. Romanesque art. Decorative Arts; Tapestry. FRANCE

Background imageFabric Collection: Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ, Paris, France, Europe

Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings (1066). Detail. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageFabric Collection: A Golden Girl by Barribal

A Golden Girl by Barribal
A colour illustration of a young girl holding a piece of golden fabric, mimicking the surrounding butterflies

Background imageFabric Collection: Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953

Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953
Two friends, wearing extremely similar check cotton dresses in Horrockses fabric, share a joke. Date: 1953

Background imageFabric Collection: Costa Rican art, Costa Rica, Central America

Costa Rican art, Costa Rica, Central America

Background imageFabric Collection: Coat & Fox Terrier 1927

Coat & Fox Terrier 1927
Wrap over coat in a small checked fabric with cuff detail, hip pockets, long fur roll collar & fur lining worn with court shoes & a cloche hat pulled over the eyes

Background imageFabric Collection: A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson

A Street Scene in Cairo, by Charles Robertson (1844-1891)

Background imageFabric Collection: The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman

The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman
A shop assistant finally loses the plot after bringing out roll upon roll of material for a demanding customer to choose from. 1929

Background imageFabric Collection: Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, as design motif

Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, as design motif in wallpaper, borders and fabrics.. Lithograph by Verneuil with pochoir (stencil)

Background imageFabric Collection: Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924

Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924
Fabric design for Moroccan crepe in a multicoloured, Middle Eastern style, Art Gout Beaute, 1924. 1924

Background imageFabric Collection: Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Background imageFabric Collection: Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street

Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street
Rubans de Paris (Milliner and Draper) - Corner of Maddox Street (39a) / St George Street, London. Date: 1930s

Background imageFabric Collection: de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa

de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa
de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-aa, the private aircraft of Captain Geoffrey de Havilland, became the first coupe model when it was experimentally fitted with a light wood

Background imageFabric Collection: Traditonal Mola, Isla Tigre, San Blas Islands, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Panama

Traditonal Mola, Isla Tigre, San Blas Islands, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Panama, Central America

Background imageFabric Collection: Ghana, Ashanti Region, Kumasi

Ghana, Ashanti Region, Kumasi. Kente cloth, the traditional fine textile used for robes in Ghana

Background imageFabric Collection: Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy

Byzantine silk textiles dating from 10th century, Treasury of Ste. Foy, Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: Llama, Moray, Peru, South America

Llama, Moray, Peru, South America

Background imageFabric Collection: How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA

How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFabric Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Making a boat. Romanesque

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Making a boat. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageFabric Collection: Woven fabric, SEM

Woven fabric, SEM
Woven fabric fibres. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of synthetic fibres woven to form clothes. Nylon and polyester are common synthetic clothing materials

Background imageFabric Collection: Detail of traditional dress of Hmong woman, Lao New Year Festival, Luang Prabang

Detail of traditional dress of Hmong woman, Lao New Year Festival, Luang Prabang, Laos, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageFabric Collection: Close up of traditional Thai dance dress

Close up of traditional Thai dance dress, Sukhothai, Thailand, Asia

Background imageFabric Collection: Tartan cloth

Tartan cloth, MacNaughtons Emporium, Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: Traditional Rabari tribal embroidered fabrics

Traditional Rabari tribal embroidered fabrics, Kutch, Gujarat state, India, Asia

Background imageFabric Collection: Patchwork quilt

Patchwork quilt, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageFabric Collection: Woman & Aspidistra Photo

Woman & Aspidistra Photo
A woman in an enormous hat festooned with plumes & fabric sits in the garden outside her door. She rests her arm upon a small, 3 legged table on which stands an aspidistra in a pot

Background imageFabric Collection: Advertising card for Singer Sewing Machines

Advertising card for Singer Sewing Machines - showing a good patriotic wife using her sewing machine to produce a white ensign for a Royal Naval Seaman husband. Date: circa 1916

Background imageFabric Collection: Dressing Shetland Shawls

Dressing Shetland Shawls
Women from the Shetland Islands dress Shetland wool shawls on large racks Date: 1908

Background imageFabric Collection: Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage

Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage
The Aerial Steam Carriage -- underside view with covering fabric in place. This flying machine was patented by William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) and John Stringfellow (1799-1883) in 1842. 1843

Background imageFabric Collection: Advert for Gorringes fashion fabrics 1932

Advert for Gorringes fashion fabrics 1932
Advertisement for Gorringes pattern book containing viyella and visylka dress fabrics. 1932

Background imageFabric Collection: Traditional lace making, Le Puy en Velay, Haute-Loire, France, Europe

Traditional lace making, Le Puy en Velay, Haute-Loire, France, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: Traditional lace making, Le Puy en Velay, Haute-Loire, France, Europe

Traditional lace making, Le Puy en Velay, Haute-Loire, France, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: Colourful designs for sale along Jolly Beach, Antigua, Leeward Islands

Colourful designs for sale along Jolly Beach, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageFabric Collection: Batiks on line on the beach

Batiks on line on the beach, Turtle Beach, Tobago, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageFabric Collection: Arabic cushions

Arabic cushions, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Background imageFabric Collection: Harold steers ship across channel, a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux

Harold steers ship across channel, a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageFabric Collection: Close-up of woven Khmer scarves for sale in Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Close-up of woven Khmer scarves for sale in Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageFabric Collection: Costume / Boy on Tricycle

Costume / Boy on Tricycle
Picturesque foppish French boy in a pleated skirt in spotted fabric, floppy striped necktie & falling collar, checked socks, pumps with large ribbon bows & long flowing hair

Background imageFabric Collection: Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll

Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll
3928698 Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll, 1736 (ink and color on silk) by Chinese School

Background imageFabric Collection: Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu

Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFabric Collection: Lace makers of Bruges (chromolitho)

Lace makers of Bruges (chromolitho)
2788812 Lace makers of Bruges (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lace makers of Bruges. Liebig card, published in late 19th or early 20th century)

Background imageFabric Collection: Illustration of a woman weaving a rug on a loom

Illustration of a woman weaving a rug on a loom

Background imageFabric Collection: Ecuador, Otavalo. Woven wallhangings displaying scenes of Andean life and culture

Ecuador, Otavalo. Woven wallhangings displaying scenes of Andean life and culture, handmade by weavers of Peguche and sold at Otavalo Market

Background imageFabric Collection: Africa, Ghana, Volta Region. Kente cloths for sale in the Kente weavers village

Africa, Ghana, Volta Region. Kente cloths for sale in the Kente weavers village



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"Unraveling the Threads of History: A Journey through the World of Fabric" From the intricate details of the Shroud of Turin in Chiesa della SS. Annunziata church, Turin to the iconic Bayeux Tapestry depicting scenes from 1066-1077, it has woven its way into our cultural heritage. In Paris, France, Europe, one can't help but marvel at the historical significance and religious symbolism behind these ancient textiles. The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be Jesus Christ's burial cloth, while the Bayeux Tapestry vividly portrays events like the Battle of Hastings. But fabric isn't just a medium for storytelling; it also reflects societal changes and artistic expressions. Take Harvey Nichols' advertisement from 1953 - a testament to fashion's evolving trends and consumer desires. Traveling further afield brings us to Cairo's bustling streets captured by Charles Robertson's brushstrokes. Here we witness vibrant fabrics adorning locals as they go about their daily lives - an explosion of colors that mirrors Egypt's rich culture. Across continents, fabric continues to inspire creativity. Barribal's "A Golden Girl" showcases how this versatile material can be transformed into stunning works of art that transcend time and place. Delving deeper into different cultures reveals unique uses for fabric. From Muslim prayer carpets in Palestine Authority that provide comfort during worship to Costa Rican art celebrating indigenous traditions in Central America - each piece tells a story steeped in tradition and identity. Even closer to home lies everyday life captured through various lenses. Whether it be capturing moments with beloved pets or showcasing innovative designs like Art Gout Beaute’s 1924 creation Rubans de Paris on Maddox Street / St George Street – fabric becomes an integral part of our surroundings. Fabric threads together history, culture, artistry, and personal narratives across centuries and continents. It reminds us that beyond its practicality, a tapestry of human experiences.