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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 743: Social, Cultural, and Regional Textile Networks of Iberia

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF)
Organiser:Nahum Ben-Yehuda, Department of Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 743-aThe Evolution of Dress in Portugal through Tailoring Price Tables, 13th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Joana Isabel Sequeira, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Economics - Urban
Paper 743-bCashmere Goat Hair Textiles in Don Isaac Abravanel's Commentary to Exodus
(Language: English)
Nahum Ben-Yehuda, Department of Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - Artefacts, Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 743-cByzantine and Islamic Textile Fragments in Iberian Settings: Two Overlooked Cases from Calahorra and Palencia
(Language: English)
Verónica Carla Abenza Soria, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Religious Life

Price tables established by Portuguese royal and municipal authorities will be analysed, tracing the evolution of garments, including Moorish, and their terminology, also links between public authorities, producers and consumers. Don Isaac Abravanel, writing in early 16th-century Italy, identifies textiles used in the Tabernacle, including luxurious goat hair. A network of zooarchaeology, material finds, and text testify to cashmere production. 11th-13th Century Iberian Christians reused Islamic and Byzantine textiles. Focusing on two obscure surviving episcopal garments, a multidisciplinary approach combining technical analyses and documentary evidence reveals a multicultural network of textile circulation.