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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 326: Textile as Imitation

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

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:Elizabeth Coatsworth, now retired
Paper 326-aA Sincere Form of Flattery: Embroidered Imitations of Figured Silks in the Early Byzantine Period
(Language: English)
Linda M. Blowney, Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF), Pennsylvania
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies
Paper 326-bWearing her Heart on his Sleeve?: Embroidered Imitation and Amorous (Un)Convention in the Prose Cliges (1454)
(Language: English)
Rebecca Dixon, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Social History

The session ranges widely over Byzantium, China, and France, examining textiles which imitate other, richer textiles, which imitate and create text on silk scarves, and which act as symbols in fashionable dress.