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Saturday, September 22, 2018


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

A Taste for the Exotic European: Silks of the Eighteenth Century

Abegg-Stiftung
Werner Abeggstrasse 67 ,
Riggisberg, Switzerland
Apr 29, 2018 To Nov 11, 2018


Detail: Early eighteenth-century silks are remarkable for their profu-sion of exotic patterns. The textile designers who created them were inspired by illustrated accounts of travels in Asian lands as well as wares imported from the Near and Far East. These influences gave rise to fabrics with bizarre compositions and chinoiseries. Frequently changing pattern styles defined what counted as fashionable. This special exhibition presents a selection of these magnificent silks along with elegant ladies’ and gentlemen’s costumes from the same period.

Phone No.: 031 808 12 01
Fax: 031 808 12 00
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.museen-bern.ch/en/museen/abegg-stiftung

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