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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 printed fabric for Sagalund.
By Li Näse, Museum director.

This year in January we visited the commercial fair Formex in Stockholm. There the first contact between Durán Textiles and Sagalund museum in Finland was established. Sagalund is an open-air museum, located 60 km from Åbo on the island Kimito in the archipelago of Åboland. The museum was founded in 1900 by the school teacher Nils Oskar Jansson with th open-air ethnological museum, Skansen, in Stockholm as a model. Today the museum comprises 26 old houses.
I was very impressed when I saw the historic textile collection at the fair, and immediately made an order for our museum shop. When Laila Durán told that Durán Textiles was interested in creating a Nordic collection, I mentioned the textiles in our museum and promised to send suggestions for a reproduced design.
In the Sagalund museum collection there is a lady’s jacket once belonging to Kajsa-Lisa Petrenia (born in 1776), sister to the teacher in the school Tjuda pedagogi. This 18th century silk jacket has a lining of cotton printed with a design of flowers in rusty red. The design, which was named Saga, was included in the Nordic collection and from October this year it is for sale in three nuances: the original rusty red as well as dark coffee brown and beige on white ground. The museum shop of Sagalund offers a wide selection of products associated with cultural history. In connection to the release of the Saga fabric a selling exhibition was arranged in the Oscar hall, neighbouring the museum shop, where our products were displayed together with antique furniture. Because the Saga fabric is also made up as hand quilted blankets, some patch work quilts from the museum collection were also on display. The local newspaper has reported about the reproduced fabric and the inhabitants of the island Kimito are impressed and happy to have a design of their own. Special attention was paid to the hand quilted blankets and cushion covers made from a silk printed with the Saga design in beige. We are looking forward to a busy Christmas market and hope for a continued collaboration with Durán Textiles.

In the Sagalund Museum exhibition a bed is made up with hand quilted blankets and cushion covers in the new design SAGA.



The original garment is a ladies silk jacket with printed cotton lining worn by Kajsa-Stina Petrenia at the end of the 18th century.

Very luxurious! The museum ordered a limited edition of quilted silk blankets with matching cushion covers. The blankets are sold only at the museum.

Weekend bags, makeup bags and shopping bags in red and dark brown SAGA will be lovely Christmas presents this year.

Li Näse, Museum director.

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