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Textilmuseum St. Gallen description and photos - Switzerland: St. Gallen. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Textilmuseum St. Gallen.
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The Textile Museum is located in the old part of St. Gallen. It is housed in a building dating back to 1886 known as the Palazzo Rosso. In addition to the museum, there is also a textile library.
This museum is one of the most important Swiss centers for textile production. Textiles, costumes, pattern books, design drawings, fashion photographs and drawings illustrate the multifaceted history of the industry, showcasing its heights and depths from the beginnings to the present.
The museum is known primarily for its excellent collections of handcrafted and machine embroidery from eastern Switzerland, late antique textiles from Egypt, handicrafts from the Netherlands, Italy and France, from cloth printing, embroidery and fabrics from the Middle Ages to modern, brought from all over Europe.
There are thousands of books with textile samples of Swiss firms in the cabinets of the library hall. Over 2 million originals document machine embroidery techniques and techniques from the 19th and 20th centuries, the heyday of the St. Gallen embroidery industry. Collected here are fashion photographs and illustrations, wallpaper patterns and much more. There are some magazines covering the areas of design, art and cultural history.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are temporary exhibitions that showcase historical and contemporary textile art.
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