Time Travel Tuesday

Time Travel Tuesday » The Design Center at Philadelphia University


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I’ve always enjoyed tex­tiles, espe­cial­ly pat­terned ones. I like the sto­ry that pat­terns can tell, and how even a sim­ple one can give some­thing an instant his­tor­i­cal con­text. The Design Cen­ter at Philadel­phia Uni­ver­si­ty is home to 200,000+ objects relat­ed to tex­tiles and fash­ion. They’ve cre­at­ed a Tum­blr that is an incred­i­ble resource for sam­ples of pat­terns, some dat­ing back from the 1800’s! Here are some of my favorites, but real­ly, there is some­thing for every­one. Check it out.

All images via their Tum­blr.

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