The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

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From the fibres our ancient ancestors wove from plants to the invention of the synthetic material that enabled humans to venture into space, fabric has played many roles throughout history, far beyond offering warmth and protection, demarcating status and providing an outlet for self-expression. This collection of essays considers topics such as the linen used by the ancient Egyptians to wrap their dead, the craft that inspired Vermeer to paint   The Lacemaker   and recent innovations in sports textiles.

Publisher: John Murray Press
Paperback.  368 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm

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