Slide 2: Bronze Age Peoples
Horizontal ground loom depicted on a bowl, ca 4,000 BC (below)
Model of a weaver’s workshop from Egyptian tomb. The women are spinning, plying, warping and weaving on a horizontal loom. 2,000 BC. First pyramids were built c. 2681-2662 BC
1991-1786 BC depiction of Egyptian Aamu people.
A funerary tunic of Tutankhamun (1333-1323 BC)
Evidence of weaving technique-decoration of a Attic Greek lekythos 560BC
Warp weighted loom depicted on a skphos, Greece, 4th century BC
A fragment of Greek linen, woven, c. 400 BC. Fabric embroidered in a diamond pattern inset with lions.
Female costume from Denmark-early Bronze age c. 1500 BC.Basic shape, shirt has elaborate embroidery around the neck. This corded skirt has parallels with bronze figurines. Skirts with bronze tubing made a merry tinkling sound.
Detail of fine sewing on Huldremose woman’s cloak, peplos-like dress found near Huldremose woman, and reconstruction of other clothes found on or with bog mummies, 400 BC-340 AD.
Hallstatt culture: c. 700-500 BC
Watercolours of textiles from C19 excavations
Southern Europe Silk and wool embroidery on hemp from southern Macedonia, were dyed in madder for red, carmine acid for scarlet and indigo/woad for blue/black and if mixed with yellow-green. Colour and pattern represents tastes that can be traced back to at least 400 BC.
Precolombian cotton fabric exhibiting different patterns and weaves.
Detail of a fragment of Paracas fabric of Camelid fibre from the south coast of Peru, ca. 400-100 BC The humanoid figures are embroidered in cross knit looping.
Detail of a Oaxacan pozahuanco illustrates the brilliance of murex purple.Cotton woven on a back strap loom. Also, indigo and insect-red cochineal. Used occasionally on animal fibres in 1BC then important cotton dye after C1500 AD.
Bright plumage secured with a cotton stitch. Peruvian Nazca 200BC -200 AD.