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The CIETA Vocabulary

New individual editions of the English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese vocabularies are available for download in the page «CIETA Vocabularies». They form the basis for the new online vocabulary that now integrates the definitions in the different languages, technical drawings and also photographs. Please note that the current version is a work in progress – we are correcting and updating it regularly.

Technical Courses

In our Technical Courses, scholars acquire a method of analysis for the weave structures of historic textiles, and learn to use the terms defined in the multi-lingual…

Technical Courses
Congress 2021/22

The 29th CIETA congress, originally planned for 2021, will be held at the National Museum, Zurich (Switzerland) from 3 to 6 October 2022.

You can find more information and the preliminary programme in the Congress page.

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THE CIETA BLOG

Join us for a lively exchange – CIETA members are invited to send us their news from the world of textiles!