• Bernat Klein

Bernat Klein (1922-2014) was born in Serbia. In 1940 he attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and then moved to the University of Leeds, England, where he studied textile technology from 1945. In 1952 he established Colourcraft (Gala) Ltd. at Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, producing rugs and other items which were sold at the company’s own shop in Edinburgh. Klein based himself at his home near Selkirk where he commissioned a studio building from the architect Peter Womersley who also designed Klein’s house, High Sunderland. Klein’s company went on to supply his signature colourful tweeds, incorporating mohair and ribbons, to fashion houses in Europe including Chanel, Dior, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent throughout the 1960s. In 1971, Klein worked with Dovecot to create a suite of 10 tapestries including Highland Pool which is owned by the National Museum of Scotland as part of the Klein collection.

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