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The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon World: The Sacred and Secular Power of Embroidery (Ancient Textiles) (edition 2019)

by Alexandra Lester-Makin (Author)

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This latest title in the highly successful 'Ancient Textiles' series is the first substantial monograph-length historiography of early medieval embroideries and their context within the British Isles. The book brings together and analyses for the first time all 43 embroideries believed to have been made in the British Isles and Ireland in the early medieval period. New research carried out on those embroideries that are accessible today, involving the collection of technical data, stitch analysis, observations of condition and wear-marks and microscopic photography supplements a survey of existing published and archival sources. The research has been used to write, for the first time, the 'story' of embroidery, including what we can learn of its producers, their techniques, and the material functions and metaphorical meanings of embroidery within early medieval Anglo-Saxon society.… (more)
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Title:The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon World: The Sacred and Secular Power of Embroidery (Ancient Textiles)
Authors:Alexandra Lester-Makin (Author)
Info:Oxbow Books (2019), 256 pages
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This latest title in the highly successful 'Ancient Textiles' series is the first substantial monograph-length historiography of early medieval embroideries and their context within the British Isles. The book brings together and analyses for the first time all 43 embroideries believed to have been made in the British Isles and Ireland in the early medieval period. New research carried out on those embroideries that are accessible today, involving the collection of technical data, stitch analysis, observations of condition and wear-marks and microscopic photography supplements a survey of existing published and archival sources. The research has been used to write, for the first time, the 'story' of embroidery, including what we can learn of its producers, their techniques, and the material functions and metaphorical meanings of embroidery within early medieval Anglo-Saxon society.

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