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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:



Folklore - A printed woollen shawl.
Text Martin Ciszuk. Photo: Laila Durán.

For the winter Durán Textlies presents a woollen shawl or neck kerchief. The original is kept in the collection of Skansens klädkammare, the Costume department of the open air ethnographical museum in Stockholm. It was donated in 1941 together with a regional costume from Delsbo, Hälsingland in northern Sweden. The kerchief is block printed in brownish black on fine red twill and has fringes of red wool knotted to four sides. Similar shawls are documented from all over Sweden and also form Norway where they often are of lager size and have black fringes. The neckerchief can probably be dated to the middle of the 19th century. Neck kerchiefs in cotton silk or wool were characteristic goods sold at by peddlers and at market stalls. The salesmen travelled over wide areas and it is thereby hard to decide the location of production. The print was, however, probably made in Sweden. Printing one colour on wool was a much simpler technique, compared to the cotton printing, and was often executed in small workshops in the homes on the countryside. In the museum collections there are examples of woollen neck kerchiefs of both simple and advanced design and various ground fabrics. Possibly some of them are imitations of products from bigger workshops. Shawls, neck kerchiefs and head kerchiefs were part of every woman’s costume in the mid 19th century both in the countryside and the cities. They were used both in combination with the regional traditional costumes as well as for more fashionable styles.

Our reproduced neck kerchief is named Folklore. It is hand printed on a soft fabric of 100% wool with hand-stitched hem and hand knotted fringes. The shawls are 36 X 36 inches plus fringe and available in the original red but also in grey coloured ground with black print.

Reconstructed wool neck kerchiefs in red and grey with black print.



Folk costume from East-Telemark
in Norway with a warming traditional wool neck kerchief.

The original neck kerchief belongs
to the collection of Skansens Klädkammare, the Costume department of the open air ethnographical museum in Stockholm.

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