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Title LOST ART OF THE ANGLO-SAXON WORLD : the sacred and secular power of embroidery
Published [Place of publication not identified] : OXBOW Books, 2019


Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Ancient textiles series
Contents Cover -- Book Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of illustrations -- Chapter 1 Introducing Anglo-Saxon embroidery -- Chapter 2 The data and the difficulties -- Chapter 3 Kempston: the biography of an embroidery -- Chapter 4 Embroidery and Anglo-Saxon society -- Chapter 5 Early medieval embroidery production inthe British Isles -- Chapter 6 Conclusion: embroidery in context -- Appendix 1: Catalogue -- Appendix 2: Glossary of terminology -- Appendix 3 -- Table 1A-G: Table of surviving insular embroideries -- Table 2: Loose gold thread
Table 3: Pieces with no surviving thread -- Appendix 4: Chronological chart -- Bibliography
Summary This latest title in the highly successful 'Ancient Textiles' series is the first substantial monograph-length historiography of early medieval embroideries and their context within the British Isles. The book brings together and analyses for the first time all 43 embroideries believed to have been made in the British Isles and Ireland in the early medieval period. New research carried out on those embroideries that are accessible today, involving the collection of technical data, stitch analysis, observations of condition and wear-marks and microscopic photography supplements a survey of existing published and archival sources. The research has been used to write, for the first time, the 'story' of embroidery, including what we can learn of its producers, their techniques, and the material functions and metaphorical meanings of embroidery within early medieval Anglo-Saxon society
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Subject Embroidery, Medieval -- Great Britain
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Embroidery, Medieval.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781789251456