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25 June 2014

Learn about the Rebozo at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Before yesterday, your author had never been to the The Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey Street's small but insightful cultural highlight, established in 2003 by fashionable sort Zandra Rhodes, but decided to pop in to learn about the Rebozo, a cross between a scarf and a shawl traditionally worn by Mexican women.

Whilst the exhibition is undoubtedly aimed at those with more than a fleeting interest in the application of traditional styles to modern fashion, for the amateur it is more interesting as an introduction to the existence of the Rebozo as an item, its history and design, and there is certainly a lot to learn, from the Rebozo's pre-colonial origins, to great examples and other items on loan from the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City; the Museum of Textiles in Oaxaca and the British Museum, and finally upstairs to new designs and pieces of art inspired by the garment.

For more, see http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/made-in-mexico-the-rebozo-in-art-culture-fashion/

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