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    DescriptionColouring the Nation is a collaborative project between National Museums Scotland and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. By looking at decorative textiles manufacture, its aim was to show that Scotland's industrial past was not just in heavy industry but that it played a key role in the production of colourful and fashionable fabrics for the overseas market. 'Turkey red' was a dyeing process that produced a fast and washable shade of red that was overprinted with exotic patterns and sold internationally, from North American and the West Indies, to India and China. The fabrics were made for clothing - such as saris, shawls and bandanas - and for furnishing. When synthetic dyes replaced the natural madder-based Turkey red the industry in Scotland collapsed. An archive of 200 pattern books and approximately 40,000 textile samples was acquired in 1960 by National Museums Scotland. See the online exhibition: http://www.nms.ac.uk/turkey_red/colouring_the_nation.aspx This book tells the history of the industry and shows examples of these gorgeous fabrics.

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    Colouring the Nation
    The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland C.1840-1940
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stana Nenadic, By (author) Sally Tuckett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905267804
    ISBN 10: 1905267800

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    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    LC classification: NK
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    Abridged Dewey: 746
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    Illustrations note
    92 colour + 23 black/white
    NMSE - Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    NMSE - Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    23 March 2014
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    Author Information
    Professor Stana Nenadic is the director of the Colouring the Nation project. Dr Sally Tuckett is the postdoctoral researcher on the project. Both are in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.