Textiles & Weaving, Clothing & Stitchery

Archaeological textiles and textile production, preservation techniques, styles of dress, and textiles in past economies, societies and cultures.

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  1. Textiles, Carpets and Costumes

    Textiles, Carpets and Costumes [Hardback]

    Michael Franses (Author)

    £89.00

    ISBN: 9781874780786
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    Series: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art
    Volume: 14
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The Collection includes more than 250 textiles, embroideries, carpets and costumes from across the Islamic lands dating from the 6th to the 19th centuries.
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  2. Treasures from the Sea

    Treasures from the Sea: Purple Dye and Sea Silk [Hardback]

    Francesco Meo (Editor)

    Regular Price: £38.00

    Special Price: £28.50

    ISBN: 9781785704352
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient textiles
    Volume: 29
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    Purple dye is extracted from the glands of the molluscs Hexaplex trunculus, Bolinus Brandaris and Stramonita Haemastoma which, through a chemical reaction of photosynthesis, produces hues ranging from dark red to bluish purple colour. The imp... .... Learn More
  3. Silk

    Silk: Trade and Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and China in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Berit Hildebrandt (Editor)

    Regular Price: £40.00

    Special Price: £30.00

    ISBN: 9781785702792
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES
    Volume: 29
    Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a vibrant series of exchange relationships existed between the Mediterranean regions and China, including the Indian subcontinent, along well-defined routes we call the Silk Roads. Among the many goods that fou... .... Learn More
  4. Dress and Society

    Dress and Society: Contributions from Archaeology [Paperback]

    T. F. Martin (Editor); R. Weetch (Editor)

    Regular Price: £36.00

    Special Price: £27.00

    ISBN: 9781785703157
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    While traditional studies of dress and jewellery have tended to focus purely on reconstruction or descriptions of style, chronology and typology, the social context of costume is now a major research area in archaeology. This refocusing is la... .... Learn More
  5. Gods and Garments

    Gods and Garments: Textiles in Greek Sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st Centuries BC [Hardback]

    Cecilie Brøns (Author)

    Regular Price: £40.00

    Special Price: £30.00

    ISBN: 9781785703553
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient Textiles
    Volume: 28
    Textiles comprise a vast and wide category of material culture and constitute a crucial part of the ancient economy. Yet, studies of classical antiquity still often leave out this important category of material culture, partly due to the text... .... Learn More
  6. Iconic Costumes

    Iconic Costumes: Scandinavian Late Iron Age Costume Iconography [Hardback]

    Ulla Mannering (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781785702150
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES
    Volume: 25
    This richly illustrated book presents a selection of the rich and varied iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting clothed human figures, from an archaeological textile and clothing perspective. The source m... .... Learn More
  7. Textile Production in Classical Athens

    Textile Production in Classical Athens [Hardback]

    Stella Spantidaki (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781785702525
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES
    Volume: 27
    Textile technology is older than any other ancient craft and is an instance of cognitive archaeology that provides vital information about society. In ancient Greece, textiles were considered among the principal and most fundamental cultural ... .... Learn More
  8. Ruffians and Loose Women

    Ruffians and Loose Women: More words and phrases derived from textiles [Paperback]

    Elinor Kapp (Author)

    £9.99

    ISBN: 9780957475922
    Published by : Elinor Kapp
    This book is a collection of words and phrases for articles that can be made from cloth and thread. The words all have a textile origin, but have gone on to take wing and are used in common speech as metaphors, and in proverbs and rhymes in a... .... Learn More
  9. Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom

    Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom: The Use of Textiles, Clothing and Cloth Production as Metaphor, Symbol and Narrative Device in Greek and Latin Literature [Hardback]

    Marie Louise Nosch (Editor); Mary Harlow (Editor); Giovanni Fanfani (Editor)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781785701603
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient Textiles Series
    Volume: 24
    Textile imagery is pervasive in classical literature. An awareness of the craft and technology of weaving and spinning, of the production and consumption of clothing items, and of the social and religious significance of garments is key to the ap... .... Learn More
  10. The Fabric of Life

    The Fabric of Life: Textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia

    Fahmida Suleman (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780714111902
    Published by : British Museum Press
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