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  • Tudor Embroidery
    May 9, 2022 Ezen Designs

    Tudor Embroidery

    The surge for surface ornamentation in household furnishing as well as court clothing, resulted in the production of embroidery during the Tudor period. Much of what survives today, are embroideries that were created for domestic use by skilled amateurs. Edged...

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  • Queen Elizabeth I
    April 15, 2022 Ezen Designs

    Queen Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VII and Anne Boleyn and held the position as Queen of England and Ireland from 1558-1601, where she oversaw some of England’s key moments in history, such as the Spanish Armada, which put...

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  • Tudor rose
    April 15, 2022 Ezen Designs

    Tudor rose

    While seemingly simple, the Tudor rose holds great significance, representing the unity and peace between some of England’s most powerful families, during a time of great conflict.   These series of conflicts, known as ‘The Wars of the Roses’ (1455-87)...

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  • William Morris
    April 6, 2022 Ezen Designs

    William Morris

    William Morris (1887) William Morris (1834-1896) is best known as a textile designer, but was also a writer, socialist activist and architectural conservationist. Morris was born at Elm House in Walthamstow in Essex. From a wealthy middle class family, Morris'...

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  • Hokusai
    March 29, 2022 Ezen Designs


    We think we know Hokusai. His image of the great wave is perhaps the most famous image to emerge from Asia. It’s even an emoji 🌊 and the logo for Quicksilver. But what about the man behind the wave? Below...

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  • Kunichika Toyohara
    March 11, 2022 Ezen Designs

    Kunichika Toyohara

    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) Born June 30 1835, named Oshima Yasohachi, Kunichika was the son of a public bathhouse proprietor that was based in the artisan area of the Kyobashi district of Edo (former name of Tokyo). His father, a poor...

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