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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