Textiles in Archaeology

Textiles in Archaeology

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Only certain environmental conditions permit the preservation of textiles, such as the peat bogs of northwest Europe and the arid deserts of Egypt. In this short guide to textiles in archaeology Wild explains the processes involved in textile manufacture, from sheep to finished garment. He examines the implements associated with textile production that are more commonly found on archaeological sites, different types of fibres and how they are prepared, techniques of spinning and weaving, dyeing and needlework. Examples dating from the Neolithic to the medieval period are drawn from Britain and northwest Europe in particular.3 Spinning Spinning by hand looks easy: the experienced spinner turns out at speed a yarn that is of even thickness, has no ... The spindle is usually a narrow wooden rod varying in length from 12 to 25 cm (43/4 inches to 10 inches) andanbsp;...

Title:Textiles in Archaeology
Author:John Peter Wild
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1988


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