24 March 2017
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Textiles

The origin of the textile collection lies in the former Royal House estate. It is characterized by a great diversity of typologies, techniques, places and dates of origin. It encompasses art objects from the old Royal collections dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and a diversified set of objects connected to the Royal Family daily life during the last 50 years of the Portuguese Monarchy. The collections of 18th century European tapestries, door curtains and Royal Chapel vestments, clothing and decorative pieces from the 18th and earlier centuries are examples of the former group. The second group displays pieces linked to the Ajuda Palace life experiences in the second half of the 19th century, such as household damask linen, carpets, door panels, drapes or upholstered and /or embroidered fabrics using different techniques as well as the religious service canonicals.

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