Colouring the Nation: The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland C.1840-1940 (BOK)

Stana Nenadic, Sally Tuckett

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Colouring the Nation is a collaborative project between National Museums Scotland and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. By looking at decorative textiles manufacture, its aim was to show that Scotland's industrial past was not just in heavy industry but that it played a key role in the production of colourful and fashionable fabrics for the overseas market. 'Turkey red' was a dyeing process that produced a fast and washable shade of red that was overprinted with exotic patterns and sold internationally, from North American and the West Indies, to India and China. The fabrics were made for clothing - such as saris, shawls and bandanas - and for furnishing. When synthetic dyes replaced the natural madder-based Turkey red the industry in Scotland collapsed. An archive of 200 pattern books and approximately 40,000 textile samples was acquired in 1960 by National Museums Scotland. See the online exhibition: This book tells the history of the industry and shows examples of these gorgeous fabrics.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sally Tuckett, Stana Nenadic
Scottish Book Source
ISBN 9781905267804
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 18,8cm x 24,4cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 323 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Textile industries, Material culture, Fashion & textiles: design, Textile artworks