ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

Museum der Kulturen Basel
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Augustinergasse 2
CH-4001 Basel
tel: ++41 61 266 55 00

opening hours:
Tues - Su: 10-17

closed: Mondays,
but open: easter monday
and monday after whitsuntide

entrance fees:
adults: sFr. 7.00
reduced: sFr. 5.00
free every first sunday of the month

Muschelseide (sea silk)

goldene Fäden vom Meeresgrund

19th of March until 27 of June 2004




The PROJECT SEA-SILK (Bisso marino) at the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland
has three main goals:
compiling an inventory of all objects in sea-silk still existing in museums and private collections worldwide;
tracing the history of this almost forgotten textile material made of the byssus of the sea shell Pinna nobilis
and its production and manufacture;
documentation of the knowledge and the remains of this cultural heritage
of South Italy and the Mediterranean countries.



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