Posted by JW on April 13, 1998 at 04:58:38:
In response to Asian fashions in England..., written by Jimmy on April 11, 1998 at 15:23:53
] I did not notice the objects you are inquiring about but "Asian" styles in that period was very popular. I believe Schonbrunn of Austria boasts
] a "Chinois" room that imitates certain aspects of Chinese art. England has long colonized China and they have great admiration for many "Oriental things". Tea and porcelain from the Far East are some of the objects that are treasured in England. So it would be no great surprise if the Bennetts have porcelain or other materials created to imitate Asian arts.
] PS perhaps you will have greater luck with your ducks if you name the new leader of the herd Captain Wentworth. The Navy always know how to keep their crew! =)
JW: It went a good deal further than that. Most of the fine fabrics in use in the Regency came from Eastern models imitated here. Muslin from Mosul, Calico from Calicut in India
the Paisley pattern which is persian in origin, and the ubiquitous shawl, which derives its name from a Tibetan goat!
- It amazes me Caroline 19:21:31 4/13/98 (5)
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