Tuckett, Sally and Nenadic, Stana (2012) Colouring the Nation: a new in-depth study of the Turkey Red Pattern Books in the National Museums Scotland. Textile History, 43 (2). pp. 161-182. ISSN 0040-4969

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The production of Turkey red dyed and printed cottons was a major industry in the west of Scotland, particularly in the mid- to late nineteenth century. Although the extensive works were pulled down in the second half of the twentieth century, our knowledge of this industry is significantly aided by the survival of approximately 200 pattern books, now housed in the National Museums Scotland. These pattern books, examined along with business papers, exhibition catalogues and the Board of Trade Design Registers, are the foundation for a new study into the wider Scottish decorative textile industry. The ongoing examination of these pattern books has shown the variety and longevity of Turkey red dyed and printed patterns, as well as providing insights into wider aspects of the textile industry, including issues of design, manufacture and trade.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Collections Services
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 14:28
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 14:28
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2113

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