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Posted on 12/09/2004 7:11:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Fabric remains are exceedingly rare in archaeological sites, but here was a young woman beautifully preserved in finely sewn clothes. The ice maiden's thigh-high riding boots were still supple. Her dress, woven 2,400 years ago of sheep's wool and camel hair, was held at the waist by a braided cord banded in colors and hung with tassels. She wore a 3-foot black felt headdress adorned with griffins and birds.
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Being an amateur (or maybe semi-pro) textile historian (I reenact and recreate 18th and 19th century clothing and work over victorian kniting patterns and "intepret" them into modern knitting techniques for people), I find this type of stuff fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
Followed your link. That was a very interresting article despite the number of pop-ups. Thanks for posting.
Yeah, I got three of those popups, really didn't care much for those. Still, they are second place to email spam. :')
Woven cloth dates back 27,000 years
by BBC News Online science editor Dr David Whitehouse
Wednesday, 14 June, 2000, 12:12 GMT 13:12 UK
"Woven clothing was being produced on looms 27,000 years ago, far earlier than had been thought, scientists say."
Her name? Dale Evans. ;')
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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