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The Fabrics of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit

December 30, 2023 - March 3, 2024

Discover how fabric designers and manufacturers have responded to political upheaval from the French Revolution through to Brexit.  The mechanization of textile industries from the mid-18th century led to the development of print techniques that could create more detailed imagery on cloth quicker than ever before. These increasingly affordable processes ‘democratized’ textile decoration, allowing governments, regimes, and corporations to harness the power of print to communicate, from wartime slogans to revolutionary ideals.

Image; Peace in our Time Scarf 1938 on loan from the Paul and Karen Rennie Collection © Jonathan Richards.


December 30, 2023
March 3
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London,United Kingdom
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