Folded Beauty: Masterpieces in Linen exhibition at Bath's Holburne Museum
Now that really is how to lay a table.
Intricately-starched linen folded into creations from animals and flowers to fountains and buildings is on display at Bath's Holburne Museum.
The technique reached its zenith in Germany in the 17th century and has beenbrought to Bath by probably the world's greatest exponent, Spaniard Joan Sallas.
The world's leading authority on historic linen folding, he meticulously researched court etiquette and how the artform evolved.
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He has been almost single-handedly responsible for its revival.
The display at the Bath museum's Ballroom Gallery includes a 5ft-high table fountain flanked by heraldic beasts, a snake, animals, vegetables and architectural features.
Such creations once graced the dining tables of kings and emperors across Europe.
It is the first time that Sallas has exhibited his work in the UK.
The Folded Beauty: Masterpieces in Linen exhibition runs until April 28.