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Blueprint (modrotisk)

Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum, Kinského zahrada 98, Praha 5 - Smíchov, 150 00

  • Exhibition
  • design


  • Tue 10. 4. 2018 – Sun 9. 9. 2018

An exhibition dedicated to an old technique of textile dying which was introduced in the Czech lands in 1763 thanks to Earl Joseph Maximillian Kinski. During the next century, it became quite popular and also fashionable. A blueprint manufacture occurred almost in every small town in that time. In 2017, blueprint technology was nominated to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO.

The blueprint is a fabric dyed in blue by indigo and decorated by printing patterns thanks to a so called "reserve" which is a mix preventing colouring the fabric in the place of the décor

At the exhibition visitors will see diverse products decorated by this technique. They can admire traditional patterns as well as explore how fashion trends have influenced them.

Accompanying programme:

  • 21. 4. Blueprint – nowadays
  • 22. 4. Blueprint - workshop

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