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France, 20th century:
CIETA, sample of figured fabric, cut velvet, single harness, woven in two heights, silk.
France, 20th century:
CIETA, sample of plain fabric with complex weave, banded bayadère, satin and louisine, silk, rayon acetate.
France, 18th century:
Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, plain fabric, tabby « chiné à la branche », silk, fragment.
Inv. 29999.
France, 20th century:
CIETA, sample of figured fabric, damask, base 5- end satin, silk.
Persia, early 17th century:
Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, coat with marigolds.
Inv. 31517.
France, after 1771:
Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Tchesmé hanging, attributed to Philippe de Lasalle.
Inv. 2886.
Italy, 13th century:
Brussels, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, silk and gold samit.
Inv. 567.
France, early 20th century:
CIETA, sample of figured fabric,
weft-patterned lampas,
satin ground weave, silk.
France, 20th century:
CIETA, sample of plain fabric with complex weave, striped pékin, satin and gros de Tours, rayon viscose.
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  Photograph 1 – Egypt, Antinoé, 2nd-3rd century A.D.: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Fish tapestry, Inv. 28927. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – Germany, 13th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Cope known as « the four evangelists cope ». Inv. 27042. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – France, 14th century, circa 1340: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, part of fabric with courtly scene (young dandy with falcon). Inv. 30020-1-0. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 4 – Iran or Irak, 14th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, doublet (France, late 14th century for the garment, Iran or Irak 14th century for the fabric). Inv. 30307. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 5 – Iran, 16th-17th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, hanging with animals in a garden. Inv. 25384. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 6 – Turkey, Bursa, 16th-17th century, Ottoman period: Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation, velvet. 188 x 129 cm. Inv. 151/2. Photograph Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.

Photograph 7 – Germany, 17th century: München, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, parade saddle of Prince Palatinate Maximilian I, Munich, embroidered velvet. Inv. W 2458. Photograph Walter Haberland, © Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.

Photograph 8 – France, 18th century: Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation, part of silk fabric attributed to Philippe de Lasalle. 85 x 69 cm. Purchased at the Besselière sale in 1912. Inv. 201. Photograph Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.

Photograph 9 – England, late 19th– early 20th century: London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Furnishing fabric « Omar ». Designed by Charles Harrison Townsend and woven by Alexander Morton & Company, Darvel, Scotland. Inv. 887-1967. Copyright V&A Images.
   
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    Photograph 1 detail – France, circa 1750: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, detail, embroidered waistcoat. Inv. 29791-0-2. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon.

Photograph 2 – Egypt, 3rd-4th century A.D.: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, part of fabric with face in medallion. Inv. 24410. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – France, 18th century: Como, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, figured silk fabric, Lyon circa 1740. Inv. AS 327a. Photograph Museo Studio del Tessuto / MuST, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy.

Photograph 4 – France, circa 1750: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, embroidered waistcoat. Inv. 29791-0-2. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.
 
       
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    Photograph 1 detail – Peru, 6th-9th century A.D.: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, sleeveless tunic or mantle, Peruvian, Wari-related, Middle Horizon Period. Wool tie-dyed plain-weave discontinuous warp and weft pieces reassembled with warps dovetailed and weft slits sewn. 114 x 187 cm (44 7/8 x 73 5/8 in.). Textile Fund and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund. Inv. 1983.252. Copyright © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Photograph 2 – Egypt, circa 2000-1960 B.C.: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, pleated tunic, Middle Egypt, Middle Empire. Inv. 46841. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – England, late 15th century: Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, velvet panel, part of a cope, embroidered with yellow silk thread, gilt metal thread and gilt metal spangles in split and couched stitches and depicting the Virgin supported by angels, fleur-de-lis and stylised lilies. Inv. A 1964-305. © The Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland.

Photograph 4 – France, 18th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, dress « à la française ». Inv. 31936. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 5 – Byzantium, 8th or 10th-11th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Shroud of saint Austremoine. Inv. 27386. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.
       
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Photograph 1 detail – France, after 1771: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Tchesmé hanging, attributed to Philippe de Lasalle. Inv. 2886. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – Egypt, Coptic period, 6th-7th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, tapestry, Abraham’s sacrifice. Inv. 24400-55. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – Iran, 16th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, mesh pattern featuring a falconer and his servant. Inv. 29724. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 4 – Germany (possibly Strasbourg, Alsace), 15th century, about 1440: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, linen and wool tapestry weave, “Wild men and Moors”.
100 x 490 cm (39 3/8 x 192 15/16 in.). Charles Potter Kling Fund. Inv. 54.1431. Copyright © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Photograph 5 – Belgium, 16th century: Brussels, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, tapestry, « Justice disarmed by Mercy » from the series « Triumph of Vertues over Vices », 415 x 685 cm. Inv. 9923. Photograph Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles, Belgique.

Photograph 6 – France, circa 1440: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, medallions featuring the life and death of saint Martin. Inv. 29103-1-2. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 7 – Scotland, 17th century: Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, “Loch Leven Hanging”. Inv. A 1921-68. © The Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland.

Photograph 8 – France, circa 1856 or 1865: Paris, Les Arts décoratifs, Furnishing lampas, labelled « red blue white and fine gold brocade Alhambra 2997, pattern 1501 ». Mathevon et Bouvard. H. 0.985 m. L. 0.56 m (selvages included). Pattern unit H. 0.693 m. Prov. Lyon. Purchased at a public sale. Inv. 2003.75.9. Photographie Laurent-Sully Jaulmes.

Photograph 9 – Persia, Kashan ( ?), safavid period, 17th century: Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation, figured silk fabric. Purchased in Paris in 1935 thanks to Prof. A.U. Pope. Inv. 2251. Photograph Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.

Photograph 10 – France, 18th century, Louis XVI period: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, figured fabric, ciselé velvet, double harness, silk, part of « miniature » velvet. Inv. 34029/1. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

 
       
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    Photograph 1 detail – France, early 19th century Empire period: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, figured fabric, lampas taille douce, palm leaves and foliage border, silk. Inv. 8623-0-1. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – France, 20th century: CIETA, sample of plain fabric, warp-faced twill, striped, silk. Photograph CIETA.

Photograph 3 – France, 18th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, figured fabric, self-patterned droguet, 3 lats, part of garment, silk. Inv. 24635. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.
       
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    Photograph 1 detail - France, circa 1340: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, part of embroidery with courtly scene (young dandy with falcon). Inv. 30020-1-0. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – France, 1771: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, woven portrait of Louis XV. Inv. 45306. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – Spain, early 16th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, pluvial bearing the coat of arms of the Catholic Kings. Inv. 25432. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.
 
       
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    Photograph 1 detail - Egypt, mid 4th to mid 5th century: Paris, Musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités Egyptiennes, tapestry, detail of the « Sabine shawl », square fabric depicting Apollo and Daphne. Inv. E29302. Copyright Georges Poncet.

Photograph 2 – England, 17th century, 1600-50: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, embroidery, detail of cushion cover (with scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses), linen plain weave ground embroidered with silk, silver, gilt-silver, and peacock-feather yarns and spangles. 58.4 x 93.0 cm (23 x 36 5/8 in.). The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection. Inv. 43-406. Copyright © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Photograph 3 – Germany, 17th century: München, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, tapestry, series depicting the Four Seasons, Day and Night. Designs Peter Candid. Woven by Hans van der Biest in the Munich manufacture founded by The Prince Palatinate Maximilian I. Inv. T 3822 and T 3902. Photograph Walter Haberland, © Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
       
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    Photograph 1 detail - Persia, 16th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, mesh pattern depicting a falconer and his servant. Inv. 29724. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – France, circa 1770: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, hanging. Inv. 2890. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – Egypt, 6th century: Paris, Musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités Egyptiennes, tapestry, medallion with nilometre, 12.5 x 13.5 cm. Inv. AF 5448. Copyright Georges Poncet.
 
       
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    Photograph 1 detail – Spain, 16th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, pluvial bearing the arms of the Catholic Kings. Inv. 25432. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – England, 1770s : London, Victoria & Albert Museum, plate-printed in China blue fabric. Printed by Nixon & Company. Inv. T. 612-1996. Copyright V&A Images.

Photograph 3 – Peru, 6th-9th century A.D.: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, sleeveless tunic or mantle, Peruvian, Wari-related, Middle Horizon Period. Wool tie-dyed plain-weave discontinuous warp and weft pieces reassembled with warps dovetailed and weft slits sewn. 114 x 187 cm (44 7/8 x 73 5/8 in.). Textile Fund and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund. Inv. 1983.252. Copyright © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
 
       
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    Photograph 1 detail – Egypt, Coptic period, 6th-7th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, tapestry, « Abraham’s sacrifice ». Inv. 24400-55. Photograph Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 2 – Japan or China, 19th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, reproductions on sericiculture and weaving. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.

Photograph 3 – France ( ?), 14th-15th century: Brussels, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, gold embroidery, purse featuring a chivalrous scene. Inv. 1094. Photograph Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles, Belgique.

Photograph 4 – England, 19th century: Brussels, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, printed cloth, « The Four Seasons », drawing by Walter Crane, 1893, printed at Thomas Wardle for Liberty Manufacture, 74.5 x 47 cm. Inv. 948. Photograph Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles, Belgique.

Photograph 5 – Italy, 16th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, dalmatique. Inv. 48902. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.
       
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Photograph 1 detail – Egypt, 7th-8th century: Paris, Musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités Egyptiennes, tapestry, with female half-length portrait. Inv. 6254. Copyright Juliette Bouillet.

Photograph 2 – France, 20th century: CIETA, sample of figured fabric, cut velvet, single harness, woven in two heights, silk. Photograph CIETA.

Photograph 3 – France, 20th century: CIETA, sample of plain fabric with complex weave, banded bayadère, satin and louisine, silk, rayon acetate. Photograph CIETA.

Photograph 4 – France, 18th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, plain fabric, tabby « chiné à la branche », silk, fragment. Inv. 29999. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 5 - France, 20th century: CIETA, sample of figured fabric, damask, base 5- end satin, silk. Photograph CIETA.

Photograph 6 - Persia, early 17th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, coat with marigolds. Inv. 31517. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 7 - France, after 1771: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Tchesmé hanging, attributed to Philippe de Lasalle. Inv. 2886. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, Lyon, France.

Photograph 8 - Italy, 13th century: Brussels, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, silk and gold samit. Inv. 567. Photograph Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles, Belgique.

Photograph 9 - France, early 20th century: CIETA, sample of figured fabric, weft-patterned lampas, satin ground weave, silk. Photograph CIETA.

Photograph 10 - France, 20th century: CIETA, sample of plain fabric with complex weave, striped pékin, satin and gros de Tours, rayon viscose. Photograph CIETA.

 
       
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    Photograph 1 detail – France, 18th century: Como, Fondazione Antonio Ratti,
Figured silk fabric, Lyon circa 1740. Inv. AS 327a. Photograph Museo Studio del Tessuto / MuST, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italia.

Photograph 2 – England, 13th century: London, Victoria & Albert Museum, detail of embroidered chasuble known as the « Clare chasuble ». Silk satin embroidered with silver-gilt, silver and coloured silk thread. Inv. 673-1864. Copyright V&A Images.

Photograph 3 – France, 18th century: Lyon, Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, figured fabric, brocaded and weft-patterned lampas, cannetillé ground, silk, part of border. Inv. 33902. Photograph © Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France.