Fabrics and Clothing

In this section you will find images of fabrics and clothing that are part of Leicester Museums Dryad Collection.

A number of co-operative workshops were set up in Austria and Germany in the early 20th century inspired by the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Embroidered in dark green silk in satin stitch on crimson silk from India.

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A length of wool fabric from Russia.

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Embroidered cap in satin and chain stitch on silk from India.

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Leather sheepskin coat from Serbia.

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Velvet printed neck-piece with sliver metallic detail from Japan.

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Bead-work necklace from South Africa.

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This paddle was used for tablet weaving, from India.

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Examples of tablet weaving and the kit sold by Dryad.

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Tablet woven braid from Kalimpong Missionary Industries Association Ltd.

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Carved and stained wood used for weaving, from Sarawak.

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Carved painted and stained bone.

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Woven grasses, from Indonesia.

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Thick woollen socks made in Romania.

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Carved horn from Spain.

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Witch doctor's anklet from Malawi (Nyasa origin).

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A case for storing a weaving tool (shed stick) made in carved and dyed bamboo, from Sarawak.

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