Academic thesis

Julia Zeindl: A red wedding dress from the Universalmuseum Joanneum Condition survey, historical research and conservation Back
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Abstract: The two-piece dress, which is dated 1777, is fully quilted. In this context the historical development of quilted textiles is illustrated, including a debate on the most important wadding and quilting techniques. As a representative piece of its time, the dress and its later alterations are enigmatic. The contribution to costume research is based on the mapping of old repairs and modifications, a technological analysis of the present condition, as well as a chart of the findings. The practical work focuses on the consolidation of the damaged top material as part of a mutilayered quilted fabric. Traditional techniques of textile conservation will be discussed indicating applicability, as well as the adapted requirements of a surface which has been structured with decorative stitching.


  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • date:  2011

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