August 3rd, 2010

KK with Kanji

So there I was...

Innocently reading the bibliographies of two history books I just finished.

A title pops up; both books list it. 

Prehistoric Textiles.

Now, if you don't know this about me, I am a fiber arts junkie.  But I am particularly interested in early, "primitive" techniques of textile production.  It's a semi-obsession of mine.

Full title of the book is Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with Special Reference to the Aegean

Now, I really am on an ancient Greek kick, particularly interested in the world presented in the material of Homer and also the other early writers, and how we see the Mycenean, 1300-1200 bce world through the filter of Homer's 700-1000 BCE Greek Dark Ages world view.  I'm also a textile history junkie (I actually own about 5 looms, too long untouched, sigh).

The cheapest copy was about $36.  Bought it.

Will it help me describe how Penelope wove her linen by day and unravelled it by night any better than I could do right now?  Doubt it.  Will it scratch a needful itch?  Maybe.

Damn, I love learning about how things were made.  Especially cloth and other woven/braided/looped things.  This was just a good excuse. loves me.
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