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Author Name    Vivi Sylwan

Title   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

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   Second Edition

Size   23 Cms x 30 Cms

Publisher   Bangkok, Thailand SDI Publications 2001

ISBN    1878529404 / 9781878529404

Seller ID   026410

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.

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