Tag: Scottish textile industry

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Textile sample of Turkey red dyed and printed cotton, c 1840-50. Image courtesy of National Museums Scotland with kind permission of Coats plc
Exhibitions and Events

Colouring the Nation Exhibition

A vibrant online exhibition from National Museums Scotland explains the history of ‘Turkey red in Scotland’, an ancient dyeing process that formed a thriving industry in the

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Cataloguing and Digitisation

Paisley shawl designs

We’re currently cataloguing a collection of shawl designs from the 1840s-1850s featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or ‘Paisley’ pattern, so named because weavers in the town

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Handkerchief design
Projects and Research

Colouring the Nation

The ‘Colouring the Nation’ project is a two-year collaborative research project between the University of Edinburgh and the National Museums Scotland, funded by the Royal

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