TEXTILE CRAFTS & DESIGN
From and to Åland
This year, the Åland Museum has begun work on collecting and documenting Ålands textile handicrafts and design. The collection will include objects designed and/or manufactured on Åland, or designed and/or manufactured by someone connected to Åland. It is thus about both technically driven craftsmanship as well as the design of industrial manufactured textiles and textile patterns. In previous years, the museum has collected handicrafts of ceramics and wood.
One hundred years ago, in the 1920s, attention was drawn to the textile arts and crafts on Åland through inventory and an exhibition. Now it’s time again!