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1 Vivi Sylwan
Investigation of Silk from Edsen-gol and Lop-Nor: Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-western Provinces of China under the Leadership of Dr Sven Hedin
SDI Publications; Bangkok, Thailand; 2001; Second Edition; Cloth; New; New; 
Second volume of V. Sylwan's important detailed scientific examination of early Han Dynasty textiles recovered during the Sven Hedin expedition to North-western China. Chapter titles include: Introduction; Terminology; Notes on Chinese Silk; Description and history of the locations explored; (grave sites etc. in North-western China); Tailoring; Wool and Vegetable Materials; Textures and Techniques, (including widths etc. of Han textiles); Plain Silks; Silk Crepe and Gauze; Figured Silk Damasks; Polychrome Silk Fabrics; Colouring, Dyes and Dyeing; Weaving; Looms and Methods; Ancient Chinese Terms of Textiles; Cleaning of Silks and Articles of Silk; Bibliography; Addenda. Introduction by Gosta Montell. 190pp in text, 27 plates and 105 figures, maps etc. 003358

Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Vivi Sylwan
Woollen Textiles of the Lou-Lan People: Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-western Provinces of China under the Leadership of Dr Sven Hedin
SDI Publications; Bangkok, Thailand; 2001; 1878529404 / 9781878529404; Second Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
First volume of V. Sylwan's important detailed scientific examination of early Han Dynasty textiles recovered during the Sven Hedin expedition to Northwestern China. Among the chapter titles/subtitles: Material and colors; boots of leather; Caps and Felt; Plaiting; Woven Fabrics; and Discussions on comparison to Eastern Mediterranean and European manufactures, Egyptian and Greek methods, Comparison between Lou-Lan and Scandinavian Bronze Age textiles, Looms from different countries, and Conclusions from the technical data of the Lou-Lan textiles; Explanations of Technical Terms; Cleaning and Storing; etc. The chapter on woven fabrics discusses strip, woven determination of warp and weft, cord edges, fringe, plain-weave centre, mantles, thickness of threads, density of weave, etc. Extensive documentation on the fully-dresses mummies and their Han Dynasty discovered in Chinese Turkestan (Xinjiang). Besides clothing, the graves contained feathered ornaments, plaited baskets and probable shamanistic paraphernalia. Appendix by Gosta Montell: Spiing tools and spinning methods in Asia. 127 pp text, 19 plates, 40 figures and maps in text. 026410

Price: 34.00 USD
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