Broadcloth, Stitches, Seven Centuries, and the World


For seven centuries, the city of Leiden in the southern Netherlands has been associated with woven cloth. During its peak production in the 16th and 17th centuries, Leiden manufactured over 180 different kinds of fabric, employing thousands of textile workers from the Netherlands, Europe, and England.¬†Leiden broadcloth was known throughout the world and the last […]

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