symposium of the Textielcommissie.nl
Whats in a name?
Present-day and historical fabric names
Amersfoort > 14.11.2013
November 2013 the
Textielcommissie.nl organizes a symposium about textile
identification and determination.
A lot of confusion
still exists within the textile field about textile
definitions. The names you find in old archives are not
always descriptive enough. What do calmande, sheen, say
or baize fabric, actually look like? Which type of damask
is meant by mirror damask? Are the historical
names for textiles the same as the ones we use today? In
the autumn symposium seven speakers will talk about the
subject from various angles.
autumn symposium will take place at the building of the
Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed in Amersfoort.
The maximum number of participants is 140.
Participation 45,- for members and 60,- for
Simone de Waart,
material expert and creative director at Bureau Material
Sense in Eindhoven, selected historical and modern raw
materials for the textile archive cabinet of the
TextielMuseum in Tilburg.
Sjoukje Colenbrander, textile historian, will
illustrate, using examples, how hard it is, to get a
historically accurate picture of what some of these
textiles looked like.
Augusta Uhlenbeck, professional weaver
and fabric expert, tells about the naming of figured
fabrics in the 18th century weavers manuscript Het
Ninke Bloemberg, curator fashion and
costumes at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, investigated
the origin of names for jeans and denim.
Frieda Sorber, curator historical
collections of the Mode Museum in Antwerp, has
discovered, several descriptions of textiles of which she
can show the corresponding textile swatches.
Gieneke Arnolli, curator fashion and
textile at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, talks about
the Hindelooper bontjes which were imported
by the VOC from India, her talk will be illustrated with
examples from a 19th century pattern book.
René Bekius studied the expansion
history of the Middle-East and researched the textile
possessions of Armenian immigrants and priests in 17th
and 18th century Amsterdam.
During the lunch break there will be an opportunity to
look at some modern and historical fibres and fabric
Autumn symposium Whats in a name?
Thursday 14th of November 2013
Commencement at 10 oclock Rijksdienst voor het
3811 MG Amersfoort
Weitere Infos: www.textielcommissie.nl