Origin and evolution of the typical costumes of the Canary Islands

Talk given by Juan de la Cruz Rodríguez, independent researcher of Canarian popular weaving and clothing. He has worked since 1984 in the Museum of History and Anthropology of Tenerife as a Technician in Textiles and Clothing. He has regularly published books and articles on his speciality. Last book published: Los Trajes Típicos de La Orotava, Ediciones Pinolere, Tenerife 2008.

Since 1987 he has completed his training with different courses on natural dyes, analysis of old fabrics; preventive conservation and restoration of fabrics; exhibition, storage, handling and assembly of textile art works; storage of mixed collections; documentation of fabrics, etc.

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