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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan, Alice-Mary TalbotAlice-Mary Talbot

(ὑφαντής). The production of textiles involved two major stages, spinning and weaving, in addition to cleaning, bleaching, dyeing, and/or fulling as necessary. Spinning was considered to be a primarily female occupation done at home (e.g., Mary of Egypt states that she usually carried a distaff with her [PG 87:3712B]). Both men and women worked as weavers: ... ...

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