|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / exhibitions|
of old textiles and works of art.
Temporary exhibition 2002
Address: Werner Abegg-Strasse 67
++41 (0)31 808 12 01
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daily 2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Of Gardens and Castles
Naturalistic Silks from the eighteenth century
28 April to
10 November 2002
In their special exhibition of the year 2002 the Abegg-Stiftung is presenting naturalistic silk weavings from around 1730 to 1745. Views of princely gardens and castles with colourful flower motifs invite to take a closer look.The precious silks have survived in the form of single lengths of fabric as well as entire garments and convey an impression of the luxurious life-style of the Ancien Régime.
With their rich colour scheme and the abundant use of gold and silver threads, these silks are counted among the highlights of decorative art. Their detailed desings reflect the highly specialised weaving techniques, which allowed for a refined representation of complex compositions.
Use and re-use
|The Abegg Foundation
was established in 1961 for the conservation,
restoration and study of woven textiles to which there
has been added collections of varied objects of the Minor
Arts, included in changing exhibitions during
the season, May until October.
The library of some 50'000 publications and journals is available to accredited scholars throughout the year.
The Textile Atelier which accepts certain apprentices for limited periods is not open to visitors.
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