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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 306: DISTAFF, III: Reconstructing Cloth and Clothing

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

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:Alexandra M. Lester-Makin, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 306-aTextile Imprints in Grobina: Fabrics and Their Possible Uses
(Language: English)
Santa Jansone, Faculty of History & Philosophy, University of Latvia, Riga
Artis Āboltiņš, Independent Scholar, Riga
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Social History, Technology
Paper 306-bFabric Eater: The 13th-Century Robe
(Language: English)
Tina Anderlini, Independent Scholar, Russange
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 306-cA Duckbill on a Dutch Housewife: The huik or hoyk, the Characteristic Mantle of the Dutch Housewife, 1520-1650
(Language: English)
Geeske M. Kruseman, Independent Scholar, Leiden
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Social History, Women's Studies

The first paper will examine the evidence of textile imprints on metalwork from Grobin, Western Latvia, to discover the technical details of the cloth and to suggest the functions of some of the fabrics. The second considers written and art sources for the 13th century, three-part outfit called a 'robe', and displays a woollen reconstruction. The third traces the appearance in art of a distinctive garment developing from a robust and practical housewife's cloak to a cobweb contraption in an opulent portrait by Rubens in the 1600s, and reconstructs it with experimental research.