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“Persians” from Lodz. The history of Dywilan

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The temporary exhibition of “Persians” from Lodz. The History of Dywilan will attempt to bring back the history of “Dywilan”, a Carpet Manufacture in Lodz, one of the largest and oldest continually operating companies in the tapestry industry in Poland. This exhibition, spanning the over 120-year-long period of continuous operation of the factory (1891-2014), will highlight historical documents showing the factory’s production and employment levels, its impressive vistas and architectural designs, as well as photographs of factory workers, and company banners. What can be seen alongside that part of the exhibition are also design documents and a wide assortment of fabrics, including a selection of plush upholstery, tapestries and carpets, which make it possible to trace back the changes in the technology and design to the early period. Apart from showing the history of the factory that was once known as a world famous manufacture, this exhibition also attempts to make the local community interested in the history of the traditional textile industry slowly passing into non-existence, and to raise their awareness of a need to protect and preserve the 19th and 20th century architecture represented by the factory buildings, and the industry products being part of the material culture of Lodz.

The exhibition will be running till 03.01.2015 .

Free admission for holders of Lodz Design Festival cards.

Opening hours: Monday closed
Tuesday 9.00–17.00
Wednesday 9.00–17.00
Thursday 11.00–19.00
Friday 9.00–17.00
Saturday 11.00 –16.00
Sunday 11.00 –16.00