History of Textiles: The Ancient World through 1700
Significant developments in the style, technology & function of textiles from Antiquity through the 17th century. The understanding & appreciation of fabrics, their historical significance, & their importance as indicators of status & wealth is examined through surviving evidence as well as representations in the other arts & literature. Emphasis is placed on the European context, while including the impact of cultural exchanges, primarily with the East & Asia. The main fabric categories covered are pattern-woven silks, tapestry, carpets, embroidery, lace, & printed/painted fabrics.
- Old Course Number: E93.2077
This site, and all its contents, are Copyright ©
by New York University. All rights reserved.
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development - 82 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003