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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,549 words
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Textiles were of the utmost importance for the Greeks and Romans, not only as clothing, but as household goods such

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,620 words
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1

The achievements of the weavers, dyers, embroiderers, and pattern designers in the lands of Islam have been acclaimed for more

Textiles

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Mary Schoeser, Janet Hunter, and Annette Cox

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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4,181 words
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[This entry includes three subentries, an overview and discussions of the textile industry in East Asia and in the United States...

Textiles

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
2,250 words

Fabrics composed of any form of pliable fibre held together by such techniques as weaving, felting, plaiting, looping etc. See

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
15,874 words
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4

Fabric composed of any form of pliable fibre held together by techniques such as weaving, felting, plaiting and looping

D.

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
302 words

as one of the most basic consumer goods, play a prominent part in the history of manufacturing industry. In

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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20 words

A woven fabric, such as *silk, cotton, or wool, which can be used for furnishings, upholstery, or costume.

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
53 words

Fabric, especially those produced by weaving yarn. The yarn is made by spinning natural or artificial fibres. Textiles are

textile production

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Helen King and John Peter Wild

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,525 words
Spinning and weaving held considerable symbolic and economic importance for women. In the *Gortyn Law Code (3. 17) a woman who was widowed or divorced could keep half of what she had woven ... More
textiles and cloth-making

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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2,437 words
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1. Linen and wool 2. Cotton 3. Silk

1. Linen and wool

In early medieval Europe, the techniques of *woollen and

Textiles

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J. M. Adovasio

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
1,778 words

In the present context, the term textiles is used in the broadest sense and includes not only flexible cloth with

Textiles

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
528 words

For the greater part of the Middle Ages, historical documents mention textiles only in the context of exchanges, gifts

Textiles

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
32,331 words
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12

Textiles have been an especially important art form in the Islamic lands. In addition to their use in Dress,

Textile

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
30,529 words
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15

Fabric composed of any form of pliable fibre held together by such techniques as weaving, felting, plaiting, looping etc. The

Textiles

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David Jenkins

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,628 words
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The acquisition of textiles, primarily for clothing, but also for many other domestic and industrial uses, has been a challenge that all societies historically have faced. Textiles have ... More
Textiles

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

Thanks to the arid conditions prevailing in the Judean Desert, organic materials, including textiles, dating from the Chalcolithic period on,

Textiles

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Sandra Alfoldy and Irene Good

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
4,132 words
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This entry consists of two subentries:Overview Comparative History Overview Women and textiles share a complex history based on local, regional, and universal ... More
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
5,975 words
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2

[This entry surveys textile remains and the development of the technologies used to produce them. It is chronologically divided

Textile Industry

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,835 words

In Mesoamerica, the textile industry was organized in terms of domestic work (following pre-Hispanic tradition), the obraje (workshops), artisanal work,

Textile Industry.

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Laurence F. Gross

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
510 words
American colonists hand-produced textiles for various purposes. The English first devised textile-manufacturing machinery, and Samuel Slater, an English mill overseer who immigrated to ... More

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