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History of Textiles HUEC 4041 - Introduction Survey of the cultural, functional, and technological developments of textiles by selected periods and countries Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff, Ph.D. Doris & Jules Carville Professor
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Textiles 5,000 Years, An International  History and Illustrated Survey   Edited by Jennifer Harris (Curator of Textiles and Deputy Director at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester) Published in 1993; reprinted in 2004 24 contributing authors from a variety of disciplines
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Textiles 5,000 Years, An International  History and Illustrated Survey   Text offers a more comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the history of textiles than has been previously available Text designed to encourage the reader to explore a subject further see "Further Reading and Sources Cited" in back of text visit museums
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Textile History History of textiles embraces many disciplines Archaeology and anthropology Social and economic history Art and design history Chapters reflect backgrounds of the many authors Text provides some idea of the multi-faceted nature of textile history
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Textiles Only a partial picture of the textiles produced and used is possible Textiles are made primarily as furnishings and as items of dress they are expected to wear out and eventually be discarded Textiles are made of materials that are inherently prone to decay they do not preserve under ordinary circumstances The study of textile history depends upon the chance survival of specimens history of decorated textiles or special purpose textiles ordinary or every day textiles rarely survive the lifetime of its user
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Textile Deterioration Textiles begin to deteriorate from the moment they are made Environmental damage light (UV) - fades dyes, makes fibers brittle dry heat - brittle humidity/moisture - rot, mould, dyes bleed dirt - dust, chemicals in soils and air insects, rodents - moths, mice, etc.
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Constantly dry - desert sands, dry caves and shelters Egypt, 3 rd C BC, Harris 1993, p. 9. Peru, 15C, Harris 1993, p. 26.
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course HUEC 4041 taught by Professor Kuttruff during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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