Trames du quotidien. Haritik harira
Musée Basque et de l'histoire de Bayonne, FR
02.07.2021 – 02.01.2022

Trames du quotidien. Haritik harira<br>Musée Basque et de l'histoire de Bayonne, FR<br> 02.07.2021 – 02.01.2022

Textile collections of the Basque Museum and the history of Bayonne

From July 2, 2021 to January 2, 2022, the museum is dedicating its temporary exhibition of the year to textiles in its collections. Traditional clothing, ceremonial clothes, dance costumes, doll dresses, scarves, shawls, linens, ox mantis, bags, woolens, espadrilles and shoes will be presented to the public, testifying to manufacturing practices and uses, wefts of a daily revisited today.

This first exhibition will provide a first typological panorama of the textiles of the territory and their traditional use, until their distribution as an authentic symbol of the Basque Country.

A first approach by materials will make it possible to camp the origins of the textile tradition then in a second section, a historical glance will be interested in the representation of textiles and traditional costumes. In section three, the relationship between household linen and clothing fabric with the arrival of mechanization, will focus on showing the contribution of industry and tourism to the textile tradition. If the territory has developed a great know-how in the manufacture of fabrics intended for the trousseau and for religious use; From the last quarter of the 19th century, which is the best known period, diversification takes place and now few local fabrics are used in the making of traditional costumes. There seems to have been a lot of trade between local clothing and imported fabrics; the arrival of cotton yarn is also a starting point for the diversification of local production.

Finally, the exhibition focuses, through rituals, festivals and customs, on showing how the fabrics traditionally worn for work or the “Sunday” costume have become identity vectors, conveyed by dance, which either folk or scholar.

Musée Basque et de l'histoire de Bayonne
37 quai des Corsaires

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