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.

Due to technical difficulties, the first half of this lecture was not recorded. Watch the second half HERE

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