The Emilie Flöge Fabric Sample Collection

(Die Textilmustersammlung Emilie Flög)

Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Wiedeń

Until 14 October 2012

Fragment of a bonnet, cotton trimmed with silk, Soporna, Slovakia, 19th century, from the Emilie Flöge collection © Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Wien

This exhibition contains 350 items from the estate of Emilie Flöge (1874–1952), the partner and muse of Gustav Klimt. A large part of this collection is being shown for the first time as part of Klimt Year 2012. Flöge was typical of the turn of the century when she collected examples of textile “folk art” mostly from Central Europe, which she then exhibited in showcases in the reception room of the “Schwestern Flöge” (The Flöge Sisters) fashion house.