Byzantine Silk Weaving AD 400 to AD 1200

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Byzantine Silk Weaving AD 400 to AD 1200
Key silks that are currently inaccessible are illustrated and discussed in full in this publication.
Hardcover , 288 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-900538-50-7
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Erschienen: 1997

Preis: € 159,00  zuzügl. Versandkosten

by Anna Muthesius, PhD., F.S.A.
Surrey Institute of Art and Design and
Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University



Key silks that are currently inaccessible are illustrated and discussed in full in this
publication. The book includes the latest information available on such aspects as production of the raw
material, dyes and looms.
The book concentrates on technical and iconographical aspects of the surviving material and provides a broad chronology of the different types of silk.
It discusses Provincial as well as Metropolitan Byzantinesilk production.
Special emphasis is placed on the widespread export and use of Byzantine silks in the Latin West before AD 1200.
The book also illustratesthe impact of Byzantine silks on the Near East. 
The Appendices list over 1300 Byzantine and related Islamic sikls, giving full details of 120.

Besides beeing a reference work for Byzantinists the book constitutes a cross-disciplinary of the 
subjects, involving the disciplines of:

Art


Art History


Archaeology


Design


Technology


Social History


Ecclesiastical History


weaving


It will therefore be valuable to students of all these subjects.

Contents:

Bibliography


Production of the raw material


Introduction to Hand draw-looms


Introduction to byzantine dyes


The datable Byzantine Lion and Elephant silks


Paired main warp twills with lion, eagle and griffin


The London Charioteer silk (Victoria and Albert Museum)


Falke´s so-called Alexandrian group of silks


3 more groups of single main warp twills


monchrome patterned silks of the 10-12th centuries


Byzantine influence on Central Asian silk weaving
(The Ram silk at Huy and related silks of the 7th -10th centuries)


An Imperial Byzantine tapestry weave silk
and the Bullock silk of St. Servatius, Maastricht


Byzantine and other Eastern Mediterranean tabby weave


Silk production in Southern Italy and in Sicily


The use of silks in the West


western Silk Patrons


Summary of conclusions


Appendices: Weaving types, List by Locations


main catalogue: silk numbers M1 to M120


Handlist -silks numbers M120a- M1391


many Plates: 72 pages in colour, 56 pages b/w Author: Anna Muthesius 

Hardcover 4°, 288pp, plates: 72 colour, 56 b/w