The Bibliographica Textilia Historiae database is a free, open-access, searchable database based on the research library and documentation of the Center For Social Research on Old Textiles [CSROT], a project of the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam.

It currently consists of over 9,000 records containing over 25,000 individual bibliographic references covering virtually all aspects of the world history of textiles and related materials, including printed books and pamphlets, serials, articles and offprints, dissertations, royal decrees and laws, published in all languages, but mostly European, since the late fifteenth century to date, treating all aspects of the history of handwoven textiles, including woven and printed textiles, embroidery, lace, tapestry, dyeing, carpets, weaving and fiber technology, pattern books, and costume, among many other subjects. It has been slowly but actively compiled by [CSROT] over the past 25 years, and it continues to acquire and document works at the rate of more than 500 records per year.

This database is currently a Beta version, a temporary experimental version, and is intended to correct and iron out all possible problems and errors in the coming months before the database is officially launched during the course of 2012. It is hoped that you, the user, can send us feedback and suggestions, especially negative and critical, so we can make the database a really Better version.

It is the largest and most important detailled scholarly online bibliography on the subject in the world, and it is offered to the general public, professional historians and specialized textile researchers and scholars without any charge or registration whatsoever for scholarly use only. For any other use, including reproduction in any form whatsoever for public use, permission must be explicitely requested (at This bibliography is offered under a Creative Commons "Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported" license (see Terms of Use [360]).

For a detailled introduction to the general history and survey of the textile literature, the contents of the Bibliographica Textilia Historiae, its purpose, types of materials, and general catalogueing rules, to see the introduction click here.