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Below is an image that illustrates all 3 ways in which different colours can meet. The pattern you see here is entirely composed of horizontal ‘wefts’ woven across vertical ‘warps’.
In our 2018 symposium on India, Roger Jeffery introduced his curiousedinburgh.org website. For an in-depth look at the previously largely undocumented impact on Edinburgh of British interaction with India, then Roger Jeffery’s book; India in Edinburgh: 1750s to the Present; will be of great interest. Read more
Jute is fibrous material taken from the stems of plants mostly of the Corchorus genus, which grows in sub tropical climates. Dundee was the world centre for converting jute into sacking, rope, twine, flooring and multiple other uses. All that remains of Scotland’s connection to jute is linoleum production in Fife by Forbo Nairn which I believe still uses jute as part of its foundation material. Read more
Our Summer 2019 Newsletter explores the connection between two rare ‘garden’ carpets; one housed in Glasgow, the other in Jaipur. Read more
The magnificent 17th century ‘Wagner Garden Carpet ‘, in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland, represents a genre of carpets inspired by the Paradise Gardens of Ancient Persia. Read more