Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Egg Jackets - IMATEX

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Rococo Atelier posted recently about an online searchable data base called IMATEX. This is a new resource for me. I think I spent about an hour or more trying different searches. Not as many whole garments as I had hoped but lots of textile fragments which is nice. Another downside it that there is very little, if any, information on many of the artifacts. However, the pictures on this site are amazing. Each artifact has multiple views and you have the option of viewing most pieces in a standard size or in an extended view. In the extended view the details that can be seen are outstanding especially when looking at trim - either on a garment or the many individual pieces in the collection.

Looking for ideas on 18th century trim? Do a search for "passementerie".

I had to a share a selection of jackets from this collection. With Easter just around the corner, these brightly colored beauties make me think of Easter eggs. Enjoy! :)


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5 comments:

  1. Goodness, how were you able to get in to their database? It asks for a name and password when I bring up the site...

    Very best,

    Natalie

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  2. Loving all the pretty colors, especially the stripes! Thanks for sharing this database - I've never seen it before!

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  3. Don't you just love finding "new to you" sources of information!

    Natalie - That's strange, I didn't need a password when I searched. I found the link through someones blog. Try this - http://imatex.cdmt.es/_cat/fitxa_cercar.aspx?opMenu=7

    -Emily

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  4. If the link above doesn't work either, try this one. It was the one posted by Rococo Atelier.
    http://imatex.cdmt.es/_cat/pubindex.aspx?idioma=3

    -Emily

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  5. How did I miss this post!?!?

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