The Fabric Designs of Abraham Ltd.
This volume presents the most beautiful fabric designs of Abraham Ltd., one of the most famous companies in Switzerland’s silk trade.
- Out of Print
1st edition, 2010
Text English and German
216 pages, 329 color and 63 b/w illustrations
24 x 32.5 cm
Textiles are one of Switzerland’s oldest industries, and one of the biggest names in Switzerland’s silk trade has been Abraham Ltd. This book draws from their vast archives that are now kept at the Swiss National Museum in Zürich to document the fascinating history of this influential enterprise.
Soie Pirate: The Fabric Designs of Abraham Ltd. presents illustrations of the designs, patterns, and samples of the fabrics produced by Abraham Ltd. but also images of the elegant dresses created from their fabrics—dresses from such couturiers as Cristobál Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givency, Yves Saint Laurent, and Emanuel Ungaro.
The book was published to coincide with an exhibition at the Swiss National Museum in Zürich.