IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 226: Textile Manufacture and Trade

Monday 10 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:DISTAFF - Discussion, Interpretation and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 226-aDaily Molested, Vexed, and Troubled: The True Making of Woollen Cloth
(Language: English)
Alison Kirstie Buckland, 'Quality Caps', Monmouth
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Daily Life, Social History, Technology
Paper 226-bWhat Do You Want for that Piece of 'Zambelotti'?
(Language: English)
Eleanor A. Congdon, Department of History, Youngstown State University, Ohio
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 226-cGarnysshing the Kinges Books
(Language: English)
Elizabeth S. Benns, Independent Scholar, Baldock
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Economics - Trade, Social History, Women’s Studies
Abstract

The first paper examines Rastall’s drapery statutes, which document the regulations for English woollen cloth from the Magna Carta to 1588. The second examines the Venetian-Aragonese/Catalan silk cloth called ‘zambelotti’, which was bartered for enormous value in the 15th century. The final paper discusses the narrow wares sold to the royal wardrobe by the London silkwoman Alice Claver, and the circle to which she belonged.