A Most Indispensable Art

Native Fiber Industries from Eastern North America

Author: James B. Petersen

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870499159

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 212

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"This collection of essays chronicles the diversity and richness of one broad category of traditional material culture - fiber industries or textiles - among prehistoric and historic Native Americans in eastern North America. Such industries, which include basketry, fabrics, cordage, and netting, played an important role in the economic, social, and ceremonial life of indigenous cultures. However, because of the extreme age of the artifacts, their fragile nature, and unfavorable preservation conditions, knowledge of these industries has long been incomplete - resulting in a gap in scholarship that this volume does much to address."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Nalbinding - What in the World Is That?

History and Technique of an Almost Forgotten Handicraft

Author: Ulrike Claßen-Büttner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734779057

Category: History

Page: 116

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Nalbinding - An Age-Old Technique Nalbinding was and is found around the world, but in most industrialized countries it is virtually unknown today. This was not always so. Only when knitting began to spread in the European Middle Ages, did nalbinding sink into oblivion there. Today, creative people are re-discovering nalbinding. If you are interested in how nalbinding developed, this book provides you with a historical overview based on the most important archaeological finds. If you are a textile artisan or scholar, you will find fascinating structures and diverse variations described and explained. And finally, if you have the courage to learn and revive an ancient handicraft, there are instructions for various stitches and practical projects.
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North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles X

Author: Eva B. Andersson Strand,Margarita Gleba,Ulla Mannering,Cherine Munkholt

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782973524

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

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The NESAT symposium has grown from the first meeting in 1981 which was attended by 23 scholars, to over 100 at the tenth meeting that took place in Copenhagen in 2008, with virtually all areas of Europe represented. The 50 papers from the conference presented here show the vibrance of the study of archaeological textiles today. Examples studied come from the Bronze Age, Neolithic, the Iron Age, Roman, Viking, the Middle Ages and post-Medieval, and from a wide range of countries including Norway, Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands. Modern techniques of analysis and examination are also discussed.
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"Up to the gates of Ekron"

essays on the archaeology and history of the eastern Mediterranean in honor of Seymour Gitin

Author: Sidnie White Crawford,Amnon Ben-Tor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 509

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Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times

Author: Caroline Earwood

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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In the first published synthesis of the subject, Caroline Earwood traces the changing styles and manufacturing techniques of wooden domestic artefacts in Britain and Ireland from the Neolithic age to the time of the Vikings. A surprising number of these items have survived – some as ancient as 6000 years old – in wet and waterlogged places such as wells and bogs. The book atempts to answer questions about who made the many and varied objects, who used them and ow theirstyle and deecoration compare with potery, maetal and stone artefacts from the same period. It also examines the continues use of ancient tehniques as late as the 20th century.
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