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

By: Vivi Sylwan

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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.

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

Author Name: Vivi Sylwan

Categories: China, Art & Art History,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Bangkok, Thailand, SDI Publications: 2001

ISBN: 1878529404

ISBN 13: 9781878529404

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 Cms x 30 Cms

Seller ID: 026410

Keywords: Art