SPAN STYLE Global Textile Encounters is a fascinating journey into three significant textiles and clothing cultures China, India and Europe The common thread is how fashions and traditions have travelled through space and time In this richly illustrated anthology, with its 242 images, written both by textile researchers and practitioners as well as scholars from other fields across the globe, we hear of various types of encounters that bring to life a world of interactions and consequences as colourful as the textiles themselves Among the 33 contributions we learn of an historian of ancient Roman textiles who has an intellectual epiphany in the streets of modern Iran of 17th century European Jesuits spreading the Gospel in Asia who attire themselves in the clothing suitable to their host countries a visiting Siamese delegation that unwittingly creates fashion in 18th century France how Chinese textile technology changed as a result of encountering textile patterns along the silk road how political messages are conveyed in the sari how Maharajahs inspired global pop culture and the value we ascribe to old clothing Recurrent themes include how religious praxis is informed by textile encounters how travelling textiles enable patterns and symbols to be copied onto stone and metals and textile motifs that acquire other symbolic meanings in their travels and encounters with different societies This sensibly priced, highly readable paperback, edited by three eminent textile scholars from Europe, China and India, is aimed at the interested general public and students A Chinese version will be published by Donghua University Press in China.Table of ContentsAcknowledgments Dedication1 Textiles and Elite Tastes between the Mediterranean, Iran and Asia at the end of Antiquity Matthew P Canepa2 Palla, Pallu, Chador Draped clothing in ancient and modern cultures Mary Harlow 3 From Draupadi to Dido The duties of dress in paintings inspired by the Mahabarata and the Aeneid Linda Matheson 4 The Kaftan An unusual textile encounter in the Scandinavian Late Iron Age Ulla Mannering5 Ancient Running Animals Tablet woven borders from China and Norway Lise Rder Knudsen 6 The Development of Pattern Weaving Technology through Textile Exchange along the Silk Road Zhao Feng 7 The Earliest Cotton Ikat textiles from Nahal Omer Israel 650 810 CE Orit Shamir and Alisa Baginski8 Northerners Global Travellers in the Viking Age Eva Andersson Strand9 Unravelling Textile Mysteries with DNA analysis Luise rsted Brandt10 The Traceable Origin of Textiles Karin Margarita Frei 11 The World of Textiles in Three Spheres European Woollens, Indian Cottons and Chinese Silks, 1300 1700 Giorgio Riello12 Chinese Silks in Mamluk Egypt Helen Persson 13 Woven Mythology The Textile Encounter of makara, senmurw and phoenix Mariachiara Gasparini 14 Textile in Art The influence of textile patterns on ornaments in the architecture of medieval Zirikhgeran Zvezdana Dode 15 Coromandel Textiles The Changing Face of Consumer Demand and Weavers Responses 16th to 18th Century CE Vijaya Ramaswamy16 The Jesuit Dilemma in Asia Being a naked ascetic or a court literate Selusi Ambrogio17 The Colourful Qualities of Desire Fashion, colours and industrial espionage Vibe Maria Martens 18 Fashion Encounters The Siamoise or the Impact of the Great Embassy on textile design in Paris in 1687 Corinne Thpaut Cabasset 19.The Chinoiserie of the17th to 18th century Soho Tapestry Makers Mette Bruun 20 Exoticism in Fashion From British North America to the United States Madelyn Shaw 21 Textile symbolism and social mobility during the Colonial Period in Sydney Cove Judith Cameron 22 The Impact of British Rule on the Dressing Sensibilities of Indian Aristocrats A case study of the Maharaja of Barodas dress Toolika Gupta 23 Re imagining the Dragon Robe China Chic in Early Twentieth Century European Fashion Sarah Cheang 24 Sari and the Narrative of Nation in Twentieth Century India Aarti Kawlra25 From Cool to Un cool to Re cool Nehru and Mao tunics in the sixties and post sixties West Michael Langkjr 26 Too Old Clothes and value in Norwegian and Indian wardrobes Ingun Grimstad Klepp, Lill Vramo and Kirsi Laitala27 A stinging textile Cultivation of Nettle fibre in Denmark and Asia Ellen Bangsbo28 Fist braided Slings from Peru and Tibet Lena Bjerregaard 29 Parsi Embroidery An Intercultural Amalgam Shernaz Cama30 The Navjote Ceremony and the Sudreh Kushti Lotika Varadarajan31 Glocalization, Identity and T shirt Communication Karl Heinz Pogner32 India to Africa Indian Madras and Kalabari Creativity Joanne B Eicher 33 Textile The non verbal language Jasleen Dhamija...
|Title||:||Global Textile Encounters (Ancient Textiles Series)|
|Publisher||:||Oxbow Books December 31, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||662 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Global Textile Encounters (Ancient Textiles Series) Reviews
Great book, a required piece for historical reenactors serious about understanding the relationships between historical textile cultures.