Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària

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"The Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària possesses countless objects and pieces of major artistic and historical value that make up their collections of garments, fabrics and jewellery. Regarding their collection of clothes, the museum allows you to take a journey through the history of textiles, from the 16th century right up to the modern day. The museum’s collections include Coptic, Hispano-Arab, Gothic and Renaissance fabrics, as well as embroidery, a section on lacework and its collection of prints. Also worth mentioning is its collection of jewellery, made up of close to five hundred pieces made and produced in Spain.

The embroidery collection covers pieces from the 12th to the 20th centuries. The most important piece of Medieval Catalan embroidery is the Pennon of Sant Ot from the 12th century, from the cathedral in La Seu d'Urgell in Lérida, as it is the first known piece to be signed by a woman. The museum conserves towels, matching sheets and pillow cases, as well as tablecloths and napkins that are carefully embroidered and worked with lace in the Catalan Art Nouveau style from the turn of the 19th century." --source, DHUB Museums, http://www.dhub-bcn.cat/en/museus/museu-textil-i-dindumentaria

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