[Ansteorra] fwd: [MR] Research Opportunity: 15th and 16th textiles on private display
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Mar 30 14:45:12 PDT 2011
Probably a bit far for most to travel to, but I still thought some fabric or clothing mavens here might be interested. This is from the Kingdom of Atlantia mail list.
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:46:05 -0400
From: Marie Stewart <maricelt at gmail.com>
To: Atlantia - MerryRose <atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org>
Subject: [MR] Research Opportunity: 15th and 16th textiles on private
SAVE ME!-15th and 16th Century Textiles in the Philadelphia University
Recently found a box with approximately a dozen or so samples of textiles
from the 15th and 16th century (there are a few 17th century in there too).
Most were brocades, some were silk velvets and they ranged in scale from
clothing use to full on wall hangings.
Full back story here:
So here is the deal, as a fund raiser they have agreed to host *a small
hands on exhibition of these textiles*. This means that those who go can
examine them up close, in detail for a long duration (maybe two hours total
for the tour). The whole box will be pulled (I think). And yes, photos,
sketches, magnifying glasses are all welcome. Go ahead and count the
threads per inch, its fine.
The tour will be approximately 10-20 folks and since its a fund raiser it
will be somewhere between $50-100 a person.
The money will go directly to helping *these *textiles get better housing in
larger boxes and for some flat preservation.
And as always...
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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