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18TH CENTURY HANDKERCHIEFS – THE SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY TRADE

The aim with this study is to focus on a small branch of the Swedish East India Company’s dealing in fabrics used for handkerchiefs. Observations from my earlier research related to Carl Linnaeus and his “Apostles”, a hand-written Swedish account book from one of the Company’s ships and preserved pieces of cloth will give some evidence for such goods. 18th century handkerchiefs seem overall to have been an accessory that was worn out...

May 17, 2017
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SAMPLE PAGES: TEXTILIA LINNAEANA – GLOBAL 18TH CENTURY TEXTILE TRADITIONS & TRADE

The historical documentation over 520 pages is based on 10 years of textile research, emphasising the importance of a combination of theoretical and practical perspective as part of the IK Foundation's Mundus Linnæi series. The aim with this post is to present a couple of sample pages from my new monograph...

February 13, 2017
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PEHR KALM’S TEXTILE OBSERVATIONS IN LONDON AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES 1748

His observations foremost included: trade with textiles, natural dyeing of yarn and fabric, textile materials, spinning and weaving, textiles for interior use and bed linen, fashion and personal travel clothes...

January 17, 2014
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ANDERS SPARRMAN’S OBSERVATIONS OF TAPA CLOTH

Sample books including tapa cloth, originating from the three circumnavigations of Captain James Cook – 1768 to 1779 – are today spread around the world...

July 7, 2013