Eighteen. Textiles

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Irene Good

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch18

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Good, I. (2012) Textiles, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch18

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • textile technology, early Neolithic, and Islamic period;
  • earliest true woven cloth, flax, and figurative art;
  • reed mats, basketry, twined cloth;
  • Egyptian linen, pharaonic tomb remains;
  • actual textile remains of sheep's wool, Shahr-i Sokhta;
  • early loom, warp-weighted looms;
  • Kaunakes, carpet, tapestry, felt;
  • distinct textile tradition in Mesopotamia, the kaunakes;
  • sedentary cultures, carpet-weaving and felt-making;
  • archaeological evidence of dyeing, scarce

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Beginnings: Reed Mats, Basketry, and Twined Cloth

  • Textile Production and the Economic Fabric of a Nascent State

  • Variations on a Theme: Kaunakes, Carpet, Tapestry, and Felt

  • A Coat of Many Colors: Pigments and Dyeing

  • Garments, Gifts, and the Social Life of Cloth

  • Guide to Further Reading