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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 333: Textiles and Garments Entangled and Disentangled

Monday 3 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF)
Organiser:Tina Anderlini, Independent Scholar, Russange
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 333-aIconographic Evolution through the Sogdians Exchanges between the 7th and 10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jade Clerc-Dejour, POuvoirs, LEttres, Normes (POLEN - EA 4710), Université d'Orléans
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Folk Studies
Paper 333-bBelts Entangled: Different Meanings of a Symbolic Accessory
(Language: English)
Tina Anderlini, Independent Scholar, Russange
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Mentalities
Paper 333-cClothing Entanglement: How the Accessory Illustrates the Divinities in the Case of Testard's Échecs amoureux moralisés, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Français 143
(Language: English)
Élodie Gidoin-Barale, Centre d'Études Supérieures sur la Fin du Moyen Âge (CESFiMA POLEN EA 4710) Université d'Orléans
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Gender Studies, Mentalities

The first paper will discuss the iconographic exchanges that took place from the 7th to the 10th centuries in Central Asia between the Sogdians and various peoples. How did Sogdians absorbed several foreign elements that can be seen in the patterns of their textile production. The second paper will focus on one accessory, the belt, and its different meanings in real life and in iconography, trying to disentangle some of the main aspects. The last paper will be about Testard's Echecs amoureux moralisés (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Français 143), showing how imaginary meets reality, and that it doesn't take much for the tangle of dress codes to turn the medieval man into a legend.