IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1201: New Thoughts on Old Textiles

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:DISTAFF: Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashions
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Coatsworth, now retired
Paper 1201-aVisual Poetry: Micro-Narratives in the Nordic Oral Tradition, A Reading of the Overhogdal Tapestry
(Language: English)
Lena Elisabeth Norrman, Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1201-bA Repository of Anglo-Saxon Embroidery: Anglo-Saxon Stitches and their Modern Counterparts
(Language: English)
Alexandra M. Lester-Makin, School of History of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 1201-cAn Investigation on the Relationship between Textiles and Loom Types Based on a Study of Medieval Textiles from Lödöse and Lübeck
(Language: English)
Kathrine Vestergaard, Centre for Textile Research, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Technology

The session focusses on archaeological textiles from north-west European sites in England, Germany and Scandinavia, reinterpreting the techniques by which they were made and re-describing them in the light of new research. Firstly, the Overhogdal Tapestry, which is a famous piece of artistic, as well as technical interest; secondly, some famous embroideries from Anglo-Saxon England, including the Bayeux Tapestry which has generic relations with the Overhogdal Tapestry, as well as some less well-known examples; and thirdly, a large corpus of material from two sites, Lödöse and Lübeck, which is discussed comparatively.