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Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Podcast: the use of gold in royal couture

There is a strong tradition of the use of cloth of gold and gold embroidery in royal clothing in both fashionable dress and ceremonial garments.

This podcast from Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Decorative Arts, investigates the application of gold thread, gold embroidery and cloth of gold from eighteenth century coronation dress to glittering embroidery of twentieth century royal couture.

(43.48 minutes)

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