This chapter provides a critical review and summary of visual, material, and textual evidence for ancient textiles of the Near East, considering archaeological remains, visual representations, and written sources. It covers topics such as uses of textiles, textile technologies, weaving and fabric structures, woven patterns, looms, colors and dyes, and it includes a textile terminology and analytical bibliography.
- textile arts,
- Ancient Near East,
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