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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:



Fabrics and souvenirs for the Cathedral Shop in Uppsala. 
Text: Martin Ciszuk, photo: Laila Durán.

Katedralbutiken - The souvenir shop in the Cathedral of Uppsala now presents a collection of textile products based on artifacts from the treasury. The hand printed design MARGARETA has been produced by Durán Textiles using the pomegranate design of the 15th century golden gown of Queen Margareta as a model.

The 12 of May the collection will be presented to the public. The products will be sold in the Cathedral shop in Uppsala, located at the entrance of the church.

A square scarf in blue silk satin.
The medieval design has been given a modern function as hand printed silk scarves. These are printed on red, blue, turquoise and pink ground on a soft 100% silk satin. There are two sizes: one is square 90x90 cm, the other is a stole 170x65 cm. The scarves are hand hemmed, and will be sold in the Cathedral shop for 595 SEK - about 60€.

The hand printed fabrics are available by the meter, and small products are made from the cotton fabrics: Useful shopping bags and elegant pouches closed with a draw string. A perfect wrap for a gift, or a luxurious shoe bag to bring at an elegant dinner party. There will also be spectacle cases, and small soft organizers, 18x10 cm in size. The products will make an interesting souvenir from Uppsala Cathedral. They all have labels to document the history of the design.

The design MARGARETA is hand printed on 100% cotton in two variants: with red design on golden yellow ground or on white ground. The fabric width is 150 cm. A more exclusive product is the hand printed 100% silk, which will be made in two color-ways: gold/red and grey/silver. The width of the silk is 140 cm. The reconstructed gown on the photos of this newsletter is made from this printed silk. The design consists of a fruit similar to a pineapple surrounded by small flowers and framed by pointed ovals, which are shaped from garlands of pointed laurel leaves and berries. Where the garlands join there are open crowns and bunches of small ripe pomegranates. The design could be interpreted as composed by symbols for royal power and fertility, fitting for a royal wedding dress.




Silk scarf in pink hand printed satin with the design MARGARETA.

The medieval design printed on turquoise silk satin.

The scarves are printed on a soft 100% silk satin.

Small soft organizers are made from the printed cottons, and there are shopping bags: beautiful, practical and environment friendly.

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