Excavating, Analysing, Reconstructing Textiles of the First Millennium AD from Egypt and Neighbouring Countries
Territory: World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
Size: 290 mm x 250 mm
Illustrations: 300 colour, 150 b&w
- A richly illustrated overview of textile art from the Nile Valley from the first millennium AD
A richly illustrated overview of the current-day knowledge on the textile art of the Nile Valley from the first millennium AD, in response to the 9th conference on 'Textiles from the Nile Valley' in Antwerp 27-29 October 2017. This is one of only a handful of books devoted to the textile art of the late-Roman, early-Byzantine and early-Islamic textile art in Egypt. Over 20 essays by specialists elaborate on the pieces of textile art that were found in excavations and museums, and discuss the radiocarbon dating, iconography and weaving techniques revealed in the extraordinary clothing.