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This newsletter is written in order to spread experiences within the topic of historic textiles and reconstructions. Our ambition is to amuse you and stimulate interest in the 18th Century. Durán Textiles, who is mainly working with museum collections and Royal Castles, was founded in 2002 by CEO and production manager Laila Durán, with co-worker artist Torkel Henriksson who is doing the artworks and preparing the designs for production. Our production is done mostly in India supervised by Duran Textiles inspectors. 
- The articles are mainly written by Laila Durán but we also have help from colleagues and specialists from several museums and universities.  In the future this newsletter will be distributed four times a year and is free of charge. We hope you will enjoy our stories and offers and help us to spread the letter to friends and colleagues. Contact:

Detta nyhetsbrev skrivs för att sprida erfarenheter inom ämnet rekonstruktioner av historiska textiler och 1700-talet. Ambitionen är att roa och stimulera intresset. Durán Textiles har varit verksamt sedan 2002 och arbetar med projekt för Kungliga Slott och museisamlingar i hela Skandinavien. Laila Durán är VD och projektledare, Torkel Henriksson arbetar med originalen och alla förlagor för tryck och väv. På plats i Indien, där de flesta av tygerna produceras, finns Durán Textiles egna inspektörer.
- Artiklarna skrivs huvudsakligen av Laila Durán men vi får även hjälp av kollegor och specialister från olika muséer och universitet.  Nyhetsbrevet kommer i fortsättningen att komma ut fyra gånger per år och är helt kostnadsfritt. Vi hoppas ni ska uppskatta våra artiklar och erbjudanden och även sprida informationen vidare till Era vänner. Kontakt:



A costume sketch showing the original of the FOLKLORE kerchief. 
Text Martin Ciszuk.

Durán Textiles presented the woolen neck kerchief FOLKLORE in the newsletter No. 7-08 (Dec. 2008). One of our observant Swedish readers and customer Gun Hilmerby, who has gathered great knowledge about Swedish folk costume and is preparing a book on the subject, made us aware of this picture.

It shows a woman in from Vingåker, Södermanland, in central Sweden, in winter time, wearing her archaic regional costume with sheep skin fur coat and a red woolen scarf tied around her hair. As we all can see the design of her head kerchief is the same as the hand printed reproduction FOLKLORE in Durán Textiles historic textile collection. We here have an excellent illustration of how the original garment was worn in the mid 19th century. The artist Bengt Nordenberg (1822-1902) is renowned for his water color pictures of Swedish folk costumes and painting of Swedish rural life from Scania and Dalecarlia. He belonged to the Düsseldorf school - a group of artists educated in Germany who made great success in late 19th century Sweden. The motifs in their art are often sentimental and full of national romanticisms. Often they contain dramatic landscapes, fantastic rocks and rural motifs - commonly mendacious peasant and archaic.

The costume depictions, however, particularly the sketches like this one, are invaluable for the research of Swedish folk costume, because they were made on place on the country side and not in his studio. The artist lived for some years in Vingåker and made many drawings of the people he met there in their local costume. The picture is also a proof for the wide distribution of these woolen kerchiefs – The original we used for the reproduction is in the collection of Skansen open air ethnographical museum and was worn in Delsbo in Dalecarlia in northern Sweden. Neck kerchiefs and shawls were sold by peddlers traveling through the whole country. The original of the picture is in the collections of Kulturen in Lund, southern Sweden.



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