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Textile Museum: photos, description (Musee de la draperie de Vienne)

Textile Museum - a Museum of the ancient city of Vienne, located in the South-East of France, the rhône - Alpes region. This settlement during the Roman Empire served as an important strategic centre, it is believed that here he spent the last days of the life of Pontius Pilate. The city has preserved many medieval buildings Dating back over a thousand years.

The textile Museum was established by the society working in historic heritage in the textile field. It is dedicated to the history of the development of this industry for centuries. It is known that in Vienne was widespread spinning and weaving workshops, and it is therefore not surprising that the textile Museum decided to open here.

The textile industry was born in Vienne in the early XVIII century, when the Northern part of the city was established and put into effect first at the time a sewing machine. Its launch was successful, and the development of this industry began in full swing - a new sewing factories. Thus, in this field were involved more and more people. It is believed that by the end of the XIX century, more than 10 thousand people earned their living working at these factories. In total, the city was the largest textile plant opened in the late nineteenth century and closed only in 1987. It is known that many of the papers presented at the textile Museum, previously belonged to these two factories.

In Museum collections contains a few samples of fabrics and cloth, as well as the first sewing machines and sewing tools. The main theme of one of the exhibits is the evolution of the loom, gradually changing in the course of ongoing technological progress. Also presents a variety of machines, worked first steamed and then converted to electricity. The oldest exhibits belong to the XIX century, and the latest - by the end of the twentieth century, to be more precise - to 1979.