Fabric of Time: How Textiles Made the Modern World | University of Oxford

Fabric of Time: How Textiles Made the Modern World

Speaker
Serena Dyer, textile historian
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5 / £4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Modern day garments are produced in China, Pakistan, and Bangladesh but 300 years ago, foreign-produced textiles were novel, exciting and desirable. This talk explores how eastern textiles took hold in 18th-century Europe, and how a desire for the exotic led British producers to mimic foreign designs and techniques.