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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 106: DISTAFF, I: Cloth and Clothing for the Rich and Royal

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF)
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 106-aFingers and Claws: Medieval Falconry Gloves
(Language: English)
Annemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 106-bCastilian Queens' Luxury Grave Goods in Las Huelgas Abbey, 1214-1246
(Language: English)
María Barrigón, Departamento de Conservación, Palacio Real, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Lay Piety, Women's Studies
Paper 106-cFrom Rags to Relics: The Power of Embroidered English Ecclesiastical Garments in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Valentina S. Grub, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 106-dLexis of Cloth and Clothing: Medieval Royal Wardrobe Accounts
(Language: English)
Louise Miriam Sylvester, Department of English & Linguistics, University of Westminster
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin

The session will consider medieval falconry gloves in art and as archaeological survivals; it will revisit textiles removed from Spanish royal female graves in the 1940s to give information on their colours and techniques, especially with new material on Beatriz of Swabia; it will consider the preservation of prestigious embroidered vestments as holy relics; and it will present a new project to document unpublished English royal wardrobe accounts.