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Luxury fabrics in traditional costumes?

Eva Hasalová

Luxury fabrics in traditional costumes?The materials and luxury textiles used for making clothing and accessories in the folklore environment far away from fashion centres wasn‘t considered luxury in the context of textile production. In the local environment there have always been materials that used to have a high and symbolic value and were thus named after fabrics used in aristocratic world. Names that during history were synonymous with luxury have gone through change and transformation and today they´ve been applied also to textile products that no longer reach a high-quality standard. A good example is brocade – a general name for silk fabric that has incorporated also threads and fibres of precious metals, thus throughout a history became a term used for a wide scale of textiles with flower patterns. What´s hidden behind the terms that have become a symbol or a synonym for luxury textiles?

 

Further articles in the magazine Craft, Art, Design 01/2018:

 

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