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Author International Conference on Ancient Textiles (1st : 2003 : Lund, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark)

Title Ancient textiles : production, craft and society : proceedings of the First International Conference on Ancient Textiles, held at Lund, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 19-23, 2003 / edited by Carole Gillis and Marie-Louise B. Nosch
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Co. [distributor], [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 286 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Ancient textiles series ; 1
Ancient textiles series ; 1
Contents Introduction / Carole Gillis and Marie-Louise B. Nosch -- pt. 1. Introduction to textiles: background, studies and application. Methodological introduction / by John Peter Wild -- The world according to textiles / by Lise Bender Jørgensen -- The academic craftsman: a discussion on knowledge of craft in textile research / by Martin Ciszuk -- pt. 2. Production and organization. Textile tools and production during the Viking age / by Eva B. Andersson -- Spinning and weaving at Tell Mardikh-Ebla (Syria): some observations on spindle-whorls and loom-weights from the Bronze and Iron Ages / by Luca Peyronel -- Textile industry and Minoan palaces / by Pietro Militello -- Flax and linen textiles in the Mycenaean palatial economy / by Françoise Rougemont -- Cloth production in late Bronze Age Greece: the documentary evidence / by John T. Killen -- Washing and dyeing installations of the ancient Mediterranean: towards a definition from Roman times back to Minoan Crete / by Maria Emanuela Alberti -- The kingdom of Midas and royal cloth production / by Brendan Burke -- Textile production in proto-historic Italy: from specialists to workshops / by Margarita Gleba -- Textiles from the 1st century CE in Jerusalem: a preliminary report / by Orit Shamir -- Artifacts related to preparation of wool and textile processing found inside the terrace houses of Ephesus, Turkey / by Elisabeth Trinkl -- 'Dyeing in ancient Italy? Evidence for the purpurarii / by Lisa Hughes -- Local cloth production in medieval Turku, Finland / by Heini Kirjavainen -- Woolen textiles in archaeological finds and descriptions in written sources of the 14th to 18th centuries / by Klaus Tidow & Eva Jordan-Fahrbrach -- pt. 3. Craft and technology. 'Translating' archaeological textiles / by Lise Ræder Knudsen -- The use of wool for the production of strings, ropes, braided mats, and similar fabrics / by Hartmuth Waetzoldt -- Under canvas / by Susan Möller-Wiering -- Similarities and distinctions of Minoan and Mycenaean textiles / by Edith Trnka -- Re-considering alum on the linear B tablets / by Richard Firth -- Late Roman and Byzantine linen tunics in the Louvre museum / by Roberta Cortopassi -- Looped-pile textiles in the Benaki Museum (Athens) / by Sofia Tsourinaki -- A medieval Georgian textile in the Benaki Museum (Athens): the sakkos of the Antiochene Patriarch with Georgian embroidery / by Irine Nikoleishvili & Eliso Akhvlediani -- The Llangorse textile: approaches to understanding an early medieval masterpiece / by Louise Mumford, Heather Prosser & Julie Taylor -- A study of textile remains from the 5th century BC discovered in Kalyvia, Attica / by Christophe Moulherat & Youlie Spantidaki -- Ancient textile evidence in soil structures at the Agora excavations in Athens, Greece / by Julie Unruh -- pt. 4. Society. Weaving the social fabric / by Elizabeth J.W. Barber -- Invisable exports in Aratta: Enmerkar and the three tasks / by Irene Good -- Textile production at Pseira: the knotted net / by Philip P. Betancourt -- Weaving at Akrotiti, Thera. Defining cloth-making activities as a social process in a late Bronze Age Aegean town / by Iris Tzachili -- Can a textile tradition survive? The rebozo in a changing society / by Yosi Anaya -- Political affinities and economic fluctuations: the evidence from textiles / by Nettie K. Adams -- Clothing patterns as constructs of the human mind: establishment and continuity / by Elizabeth Wincott Heckett -- Picture in textili on shoulder busts in hellenistic Sicily? / by Antonella Pautasso -- Spinning in the Roman world: from everyday craft to metaphor of destiny / by Daniela Cottica -- Wool work as a gender symbol in ancient Rome. Roman textiles and ancient sources / by Lena Larsson Lovén -- Christian influences and symbols of power in textiles from Viking age Denmark. Christian influence from the continent / by Anne Hedeager Krag -- Appendix: First aid for the excavation of archaeological textiles. Guidelines for the excavation of archaeological textiles / by Jana Jones [and others] -- Use of a digital camera for documentation of textiles / by Annemette Buselius Scharff
Summary Presents a look at textiles in the ancient world, based on a conference held in Denmark and Sweden in March 2003. Section one of this volume takes a chronological look through the history. Section two focuses on the relationship between the primary producer and the secondary receiver. The third section examines the symbolic nature of textiles
Analysis Ancient textiles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Textile fabrics, Ancient -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Gillis, Carole.
Nosch, Marie-Louise.
Center for Tekstilforskning (Denmark)
ISBN 1782974393 (electronic bk.)
1782974415 (electronic bk.)
9781782974390 (electronic bk.)
9781782974413 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ancient Textiles