The silk ribbon industry, which dates back to the 16th century, developed into the most important employer in the Basel region in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Basel silk ribbons were indispensable in international fashion worldwide. In addition to the rise and fall of the trimming industry, the exhibition focuses on life around the loom, the creation of ribbons, and the importance of silk ribbon as a luxury and export article. Various examples of ribbons, woven in home and factory work, show the beauty of the fashionable silk ribbon. A special attraction are two working looms and a beating loom from 1764.
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