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    I received this in another list and thought there might be some on THIS list who would be interested. forwarded with permission Magdalena Gdanska ... textiles
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 16, 2007
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      I received this in another list and thought there might be some on
      THIS list who would be interested.

      forwarded with permission

      Magdalena Gdanska

      > In my library-mining for archaeological textiles, I've run across
      > three volumes with information on medieval Latvian archaeology,
      > although the two books by Zarina have the strongest focus on
      textiles
      > and clothing. The citations I have for them are:
      >
      > Zarina, Anna. 1988. Libiesu Apgerbs 10.-13. gs.. Zinatne, Riga.
      > ISBN 5-7966-0017-6
      >
      > Zarina, A.. 1970. Seno Latgalu Apgerbs 7.-13. gs.. Izdevnieciba
      > Zinatne, Riga. (no ISBN?)
      >
      > Caune, Andris. 1974. Latvijas PSR Arheologija. Izdevnieciba
      > Zinatne, Riga.
      >
      > and on double-checking the publication information in the on-line
      UC
      > library catalog, I notice the following that looks to be similarly
      > useful:
      >
      > Vankina, L. V. 1962. [Kalnieðu pirmais kapulauks. Autore: L.
      > Vankina. Kalnieðu otrais kapulauks. Autors: V. Urtâns. Tîras purva
      > depozîts. Autors: V. Urtâns. Zîmes uz XI-XIII gs. mâla traukiem
      > Latvijas PSR teritorijâ. Autore: I. Cimermane] Riga. Series:
      > Latvijas PSR Vçstures muzeja raksti. Arheolog̓ija
      >
      > The three of these that I've seen have all been quite chunky,
      > profusely illustrated archaeological reports with intriguingly long
      > bibliographies. On the other hand, some of the "artists'
      > reconstructions" of the clothing represented by the quite
      fragmentary
      > textiles look to me to be heavily influenced by modern folk costume
      > and may not be as reliable as one might wish.
      >
      > One of the fascinating features of the textile remains that could
      be
      > quite fun to reconstruct is an entire genre of (apparently)
      > rectangular cloak-like garments decorated with metal rings and
      tubes
      > -- either woven into the textile itself or fastened around the warp
      > threads after weaving -- arranged in decorative patterns. (The
      > effect is similar to the Finnish "metal coil embroidery" but the
      > technique seems to be different.)
      >
      > Tangwystyl
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