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. Threads of Global Desire: Silk in the Pre-Modern World

    Threads of Global Desire: Silk in the Pre-Modern World [Hardback]

    Dagmar Schafer (Editor); Giorgio Riello (Editor); Luca Mola (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781783272938
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Series: Pasold Studies in Textile, Dress and Fashion History
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The silk industry was one of the most important fields of production in the medieval and early modern world. For several centuries, silk fabrics were globally identified as luxury goods. Silk cloth was an important medium for the transmission of d... .... Learn More
  2. First Textiles

    First Textiles: The Beginnings of Textile Production in Europe and the Mediterranean [Hardback]

    Małgorzata Siennicka (Editor); Lorenz Rahmstorf (Editor); Agata Ulanowska (Editor)

    Regular Price: £45.00

    Special Price: £34.00

    ISBN: 9781785707988
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient Textiles Series
    Volume: 32
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Textile production and the manufacture of clothing was one of the most essential daily activities in prehistory. Textiles were significant objects of practical use, and at the same time had cultural, social and symbolic meaning, crucial for displa... .... Learn More
  3. 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.
    This volume is in two parts, the first covering early Central Asia, Iran and Egypt, t... .... Learn More
  4. Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life

    Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life [Hardback]

    Fahmida Suleman (Author)

    £29.95

    ISBN: 9780500519912
    Published by : Thames and Hudson
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  5. Textiles and Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Textiles and Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean [Hardback]

    Cecilie Brøns (Editor); Marie-Louise Nosch (Editor)

    Regular Price: £48.00

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    ISBN: 9781785706721
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient Textiles Series
    Volume: 31
    Twenty-four experts from the fields of Ancient History, Semitic philology, Assyriology, Classical Archaeology, and Classical Philology come together in this volume to explore the role of textiles in ancient religion in Greece, Italy, The Levant an... .... Learn More
  6. Woven Splendour

    Woven Splendour: The Tapestries at St John's Conventual Church, Valletta Malta [Hardback]

    Cynthia de Glorgio (Author)

    £37.00

    ISBN: 9789993276036
    Published by : Midsea Books
    In 1697, as the Spanish Grand Master Ramon Perellos y Roccaful sat in his palace, contemplating on the gift which he should give to the conventual church of the Hospitaller Order of the Knights of St John the Baptist in order to immortalise his ma... .... Learn More
  7. Treasures from the Sea

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

    Hedvig Landenius Enegren (Editor); Francesco Meo (Editor)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781785704352
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient Textiles Series
    Volume: 30
    This interdisciplinary volume presents a collection of 17 papers which treat the current state of research on two marine resources used in ancient textile manufacture, shellfish purple dye and sea silk. Purple dye is extracted from the glands of t... .... Learn More
  8. What Shall I Say of Clothes?

    What Shall I Say of Clothes? [Paperback]

    Megan Cifarelli (Editor); Laura Gawlinski (Editor)

    £20.00

    ISBN: 9781931909341
    Published by : Archaeological Institute of America
    The essays in this volume engage explicitly in a variety of theoretical and methodological strategies for the interpretation of dress, dressed bodies, and their representations in the ancient world. Authors draw from a wide range of disciplinary f... .... Learn More
  9. The Burial Dress of the Rus' in the Upper Volga Region (Late 10th-13th Centuries)

    The Burial Dress of the Rus' in the Upper Volga Region (Late 10th-13th Centuries) [Hardback]

    Iuliia Stepanova (Author)

    £150.00

    ISBN: 9789004314658
    Published by : Brill
    Series: East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450
    Volume: 43
    This book is devoted to the Old Rus' dress of the Upper Volga area, as gleaned from the archaeological evidence of the burial sites. The organic remains of dress and metal and glass ornaments and fasteners are considered. Issues such as the social... .... Learn More
  10. Dress and Society

    Dress and Society: Contributions from Archaeology [Paperback]

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

    £36.00

    ISBN: 9781785703157
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    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 largely... .... Learn More

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