Turkey Red: espionage, trade & fashion
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Turkey Red: espionage, trade & fashion

Turkey Red: espionage, trade & fashion

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School of Textiles

No.14 Market Hill

Coggeshall

CO6 1TS

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When turkey red printed fabrics first arrived in Europe from India the reaction was immediate and incredible. This new colour red brought a feeling of the exotic which transcended generations from the C17th to today.

Find out how the race to discover the secret recipe for this colour saw the ruthless side of business deception and governmental espionage; how Scotland became one of the main producers and how why one Scottish company printed over 40,000 handkerchiefs a day to keep up with the overseas demand.

Day includes: two talks and two textile study sessions

Light refreshments will be provided.

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