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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:



Special Offer 

Patterned silk VIOLA green/gold

The original is from The Berch Collection 1741-1772. Nordiska Museet, Sweden.

Price: Regular price pr meter: 146€/225USD
Now 110€/140USD

The offer is valid until end of November.


Anders Berch collection 1741-72 Nordiska Museet, Stockholm. Nr 70.
Sample mounted on playing-card with the text: No 35. Lizeré à deux harnois 6 à 8 quart. om dagen. (translated: No 35. Lizeré with two harnesses, 6-8 quarters per day). End of piece with marking: P.F. No 748.

The original silk is woven with a white warp and two wefts red and white. They alternate and float on the face side in the pattern otherwise they are bound by the warp faced rep structure of the background (Gros de Tours) and are bound on the reverse. The French name of this technique is Liseré. The marking on the end border is the initials of the (unidentified) manufacturer and the number of the loom. It indicates that the silk was woven in Stockholm, probably around 1750. Small patterned fabrics of this kind was used mainly for men’s costumes, often as coat, waistcoat and breeches in the same fabric. The note refers to how much of this silk that could be produced in one day - around 90-120 cm.

Pattern repeat: 5,8 x 5 cm.



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