Lecture: From Chinese Silks to Indian Cottons: New England’s Imported Textiles and Their Imitations


Textile historian Titi Halle explores the wide variety of silks and cottons from China and India available in New England in the 17th to 19th centuries, and how they were used in furnishing and dress. These imported textiles inspired American and British printed and embroidered counterparts, showing an international appreciation for materials and motifs.

The lecture is open to the public, registration is required. REGISTER HERE

The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2022 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at www.oldberwick.org.

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