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Catalogue of European fabric samples

  • Catalogue of European fabric samples. General Archive of the Indies © Ministerio de Cultura

    Catalogue of European fabric samples. General Archive of the Indies © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Textiles, clothing and accessories

Original title

Cuaderno de muestras de los géneros de Europa
General Archive of the Indies
Seville
Seville, Andalusia

The most delicate and luxurious fabrics in such demand by the elite society in the colonies came from European countries such as France and Holland.

The most expensive cloth was also be imported from the Far East. Despite the existence of these fabrics, most American textile production consisted of locally-made cloth (rough weaves of poor quality made primarily of cotton or wool).

Details of the work

Object
Fabric

  

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