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Woven into the Household - Literally. Central Asian Tent Bands

The fact that fabrics are necessary in our lives is stating the obvious. Textiles are an integrated element in our households.

But some are decorated – to the extent that they could just as well be classified by alien cultures as “works of art” rather than “objects of utility”. 297 more words

Culture Kaleidoscope

Sunwash for the Wool Artworks

Flooding them with rays of the complete solar spectrum including ultraviolet & infrared spectrum that the micro-residents of wool-land finf fatal!

Today it is  the turn of the beloved old Shekhawati shawls to get their prophylactic treatment of hot equatorial sun in Singapore!

Jm

May 2015

DAILY ART FIX

Three Pair Stockings Angola Wellingbro

Angola. 1827. A corruption of ANGORA: the fabric made of angora wool”

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 1983.

The Shorter OED has the first recorded incidence of “angola” as 1827, but I stumbled on an unpublished reference to it, in the 1807-16 Disbursement Book of The Retreat asylum, in York. 993 more words

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