Seven centuries of Leiden Cloth

At the Lakenhal museum in Leiden, The Netherlands, seven centuries of Leiden Cloth is on display until mid 2016. On the global market, woollen cloth from Leiden guaranteed the highest quality available. The building ‘Laecken-Halle’ (Cloth Hall) was the center of trade where thousands of fine cloths were inspected, measured and pressed annually.

The museum is now breathing new life into Leiden’s famous woollen cloth by commissioning five designers to develop brand new woollen fabrics that will carry the old hallmark of ‘Leiden Cloth’. This new fabrics will be on sale in the museum shop in 2018.