Colouring the nation: a new in-depth study of the Turkey red pattern books in the National Museums Scotland

Tuckett, S. and Nenadic, S. (2012) Colouring the nation: a new in-depth study of the Turkey red pattern books in the National Museums Scotland. Textile History, 43(2), pp. 161-182. (doi:10.1179/0040496912Z.00000000016)

Tuckett, S. and Nenadic, S. (2012) Colouring the nation: a new in-depth study of the Turkey red pattern books in the National Museums Scotland. Textile History, 43(2), pp. 161-182. (doi:10.1179/0040496912Z.00000000016)

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Abstract

The production of Turkey red dyed and printed cottons was a major industry in the west of Scotland, particularly in the mid- to late nineteenth century. Although the extensive works were pulled down in the second half of the twentieth century, our knowledge of this industry is significantly aided by the survival of approximately 200 pattern books, now housed in the National Museums Scotland. These pattern books, examined along with business papers, exhibition catalogues and the Board of Trade Design Registers, are the foundation for a new study into the wider Scottish decorative textile industry. The ongoing examination of these pattern books has shown the variety and longevity of Turkey red dyed and printed patterns, as well as providing insights into wider aspects of the textile industry, including issues of design, manufacture and trade.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nenadic, Dr Stana and Tuckett, Dr Sally
Authors: Tuckett, S., and Nenadic, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Textile History
Publisher:Maney Publishing
ISSN:0040-4969
ISSN (Online):1743-2952

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