Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 7pm
Lecture by Pamela Smith
Before 1917 the Russian textile industry was the fourth largest in the world. Huge quantities of printed cotton were produced, supplying eager markets both at home and in the lands to the east, including Uzbekistan and Persia. The talk will cover the development of the industry, including the influence of British technology and the use of these textiles in dress and furnishings within Russia and beyond.
Pamela has a Masters degree in the history of decorative art and design. She is an independent scholar, writer and speaker, specialising in the textiles and dress of Russia and Eastern Europe.