This weekend, I checked out the LODZ Central Museum of Textiles. In addition to some cool installations and the International Textile Triennale exhibition, the museum has a huge collection of tools used in textile manufacturing all the way back to the 1800s. The video above is a short clip of their digital archive of patterns rolling past. The samples are taken from old Salesman’s kits.
Lodz was once a center for textile production for the Eastern European Market, so there are abandoned factories in various states of decomposition all over town, as well as ones that have been re-purposed to house various artistic and cultural events.
About a month ago, my husband and I went to check out the new Jim Jarmusch film on the grounds of the Lodz Art Center, projected (with great sound) in a narrow alley between two deserted red brick factory buildings… that sort of thing.
This museum is housed in the massive White Factory complex.
Checkout our Flickr for more textile action.