From a Thread to a Shirt / Medieval Textile Production and Dyeing in Prague

From a Thread to a Shirt / Medieval Textile Production and Dyeing in Prague

Place:
House at the Golden Ring

Date:
17. 5. 2017 – 29. 10. 2017

Textile and its products were important parts of the everyday life of medieval Prague. Archaeological textile findings are important sources of understanding the appearance, quality, and use of textile products in the past.

The exhibition will introduce medieval textile and dyeing crafts during the 14th and 15th centuries. The process of textile origin as well as various production processes will be explained, and the equipment of weaving and dyeing workshops will be presented. In addition, various types of textiles, their practical use for everyday life, and the historic fashion of the inhabitants of the New Town of Prague in the High Middle Ages will be presented. A unique collection of a few hundred medieval textile fragments discovered during archaeological research of the dump layers in the centre of Prague is the core of the exhibition.

In addition to the textiles, expert analytical research and restoration processes will be introduced. Furthermore, visitors will be able to admire the original archaeological findings, ethnographic materials, models of production facilities, and documentary films about working procedures. Tangible parts and chances to try out some textile production processes will be prepared for visitors.

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