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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:



New made garments of printed cotton Eple. 

The original fabric of Durán Textile’s printed cotton EPLE is a block printed cotton used as a lining of a girls bonnet form Løten, Norway, made of brocaded silk with a dark brown ground. The red ground of the lining was probably produced as a reserve print, leaving the berries white, and then block printed in brownish black. The print can be dated to the first decade of the 19th century. Similar prints were produced in Denmark and that might be the origin also of this fabric.

The reproduction is made as a screen print in black and white on red ground. We also did make a variant with green dots on blue ground, using a color scheme derived from similar fabrics from the same period.

The fabrics with small scale designs are suitable for clothes like men´s waistcoats and children’s wear.

Waist coat made from printed cotton EPLE blue, double breasted model of 1790-1810, with high waist and straight pockets, collar and small lapels. The front pieces, the collar and front facings are made from printed cotton. The back is made from hand woven linen and the front is lined with light green silk taffeta. The waistcoat is closed with two rows of small buttons covered with the printed fabric.
Girl’s frock in printed cotton EPLE red, constructed as a simple variant of an empire style dress, closed in the back with ribbons. The bonnet is cut from three pieces and was worn by girls. Small boys wore similar frocks, but they wore a round cap made from five or six wedge shaped pieces.


Baby traditionally dressed in costume made of block printed cotton EPLE (it means ”appel” in Norwegian) made by Jon Fredrik Skauge, REINHEKLA. The magzine BUNAD who is specialized on traditional folk costumes and handy crafts, is retailer of Durán Textiles in Norway. Please visit their web site at



Waist coat made from printed cotton EPLE blue, double breasted model of 1790-1810.

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