History

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock


Bayeux Tapestry
This page by Glen Ray Crack gives you a close-up view of this tapestry.

Chronology of Textiles and Fiber Art in New Mexico
This article, from The Collector's Guide to the Art of New Mexico site, covers 1200+ years of textiles in NM.

Dead Sea Textiles
Textiles collected with the Dead Sea scrolls from the Qumran site.

Fabric History
This site from FabricLink, provides a history for fibers.

Historic Letters and Photographs
The letter, from the Atiyeh Intl. site, reports a 1929 rug-buying trip to Persia.

How to make a Tapete
This wonderful site, from Celerina's Rugs, walks you through the process of making a rug.

L'Anse aux Meadows
Located in Newfoundland, Canada, this site recreates a Norse village.

Minerva
This site, hosted by "Medea, the Musical", introduces a bit of mythology, including the sad tale of Arachne.

Reading Habits of the Nineteenth-Century New England Mill Girls
Susan Lank Tolbert's article on the 'mill girls' paints a vivid image of their lives.

Spinning in Ancient Rome
This paper, by Alison Austin, describes spinning in ancient Rome.

The rise and structural change of textile production in Europe
This site, from the European Textile Network, gives you an overview of the history of European textiles.

The Whole Cloth
This Smithsonian Institute site includes information on American Textiles (from the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation).

"The Women of Pioneer Days" by Mrs. M. Looscan
This site describes the hard life of the women in Texas.

Wool and Stuff
This paper, from the Village of Wichamstow site, describes the clothing worn during the Viking Era. There is also a textiles page.


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