Golden Thread, The: How Fabric Changed History


by St Clair, Kassia

Golden Thread, The: How Fabric Changed History

Price:  US$31.59   (SGD43.88*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 352 pages
Published:  2018, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781473659032
SB#:  062154 (105)

About This Book

All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how - and why.


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