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Textile production in classical Athens

Author: Stella Spantidaki
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2016.
Series: Ancient textiles series, 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First detailed, mutli-disciplinary analysis of textile technology and production in 5th-4th century classical Athens

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Genre/Form: History
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Spantidaki, Stella.
Textile production in classical Athens.
Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2016028618
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Spantidaki
ISBN: 9781785702525 1785702521
OCLC Number: 933338069
Notes: Derives from author's PhD thesis titled L'activité textile en Attique (Ve et IVe siècles avant notre ère); jointly conducted at Sorbonne University, Paris (Paris IV) and Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, and completed in 2013.
Description: xxvii, 228 pages ; 29 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsList of TablesList of MapsAbbreviationsIntroductionHistorical and social contextTextiles and Cult Chapter 1: SourcesWritten sourcesIconographyArchaeological evidence Chapter 2: On the organisation of productionDomestic sphereInformation on specialisationsInformation on workshopsExchange and tradeConclusions Chapter 3: MaterialsPlant fibresAnimal fibresMetal threadsMineral threadsDyestuffsOlive oil in textile productionConclusions Chapter 4: Thread ProductionFibres preparationWetting the fibresPre-spinningThread twistSpinningSplicingQuality and thickness of threadsSpinning toolsConclusions Chapter 5: The warp-weighted loomPresentation of the loomWeavingLoom-weightsConclusions Chapter 6: Other techniques of textile productionWeaving on small loomsPlaitingSprangTablet weavingFeltConclusions Chapter 7: Decorative techniquesDecoration techniques using additional weftsDecoration using floating threadsEmbroideryAppliqueCrimpy textilesConclusions Chapter 8: ColourAncient Greek colour terms used for textilesTechniques of colour decorationArchaeological evidence of dyesConclusions Chapter 9: FinishingFullingSewingMaintenanceScented textilesConclusions Chapter 10: Terminological discussionTechnical terms with more than one meaningTerms for garmentsDecorative termsConclusionsAnnex A: Textiles CatalogueMaterials and methodsStudied fabricsUnstudied fabricsAnnex B: List of ancient Greek textile termsAnnex C: Preliminary study of spindle-whorls Annex D: Preliminary study of loom-weights On the functionality of loom-weightsCorpus of loom-weightsStudy of loom-weightsResultsConclusionsAfterwordBibliographyEditions of ancient works
Series Title: Ancient textiles series, 27.
Responsibility: Stella Spantidaki.

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