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Bibil Identifier bibil:248729
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Textile Production at Iron Age Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath
Author Cassuto, Deborah
Journal Near Eastern Archaeology (Volume: 81, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 55-58 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Textiles in antiquity were multifunctional, and used much as they are in modern times.1 When we think of textiles, our first thoughts are of clothing. In antiquity, as in modern times, clothing demonstrated social status (e.g., royal, common), occupation (e.g., priestly, military) and ranged from simply constructed frocks to finely manufactured prestige garments. Textiles were also used as furnishings, such as rugs, wall carpets, cushions, and curtains, as boat sails and shelters, or sacks for storage or carriage. In short, they were consumed by everyone for a multitude of needs, ranging from the mundane to the festive, from the functional to the opulent.
DOI 10.5615/neareastarch.81.1.0055
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Zafit, Tel / Tell es-Safi / Ghor es-Safi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Clothing / Dress
Last modification 2018-04-18