Tag: silk
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Silk Flowers and Feathers: Reimagining a Regency Bonnet
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My regency headpiece was a university project under the mentoring of the milliner Claire Strickland. I based my research on a visit to Sands Films library at ...

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Silk Top Hats are the Bitcoin of Antiques
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Few accessories seem quite as evocative as the silk top hat. As the essential headwear of Victorian gentlemen and a modern statement of aristocratic wealth, ...

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Hawes and Curtis Release Limited Luxury Silk Shirts!
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The renowned Jermyn Street shirtmakers Hawes and Curtis have unleashed a range of limited edition silk shirts in some incredible designs. "Cut from fluid ...

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How Is Silk Made?
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Silk is among the most wanted and popular natural fibers with an abundant history. Pliny, the Roman historian, estimated in his Natural History in 70 BC that ...

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Shipwreck Treasure: Reconstructing 17th Century Stockings
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In 2014 the Texel shipwreck revealed some incredible 1640s treasures including a gown belonging to a very wealthy woman. But for some the most exciting find ...

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For What it’s Worth – the Making of a Legend
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Charles Frederick Worth arrived in Paris as a sales assisant from a modest birth in Lincolnshire with not a word of French and no more than a five pound note ...