Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public

Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public

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Taking National Trust properties as its central focus, this book examines three interlocking themes to examine the role of historic textiles. It looks at houses with preserved contents together with the reasons for individual families choosing this lifestyle, the role of the National Trust as both guardian and interpreter of these houses and their collections, and finally, the influence of textiles to contribute to the appearance of interiors, and their physical attributes that carry historical resonances of the past.Its repair rooms were in South Kensington, London and there it worked on valuable antique carpets as well as ... Similar techniques were used on a carpet at Cragside in Northumberland, with repairs that used patches to fill in missing areasanbsp;...


Title:Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public
Author: Dr Margaret Ponsonby
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-12-28
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