27 May 2013

Like food and water, textiles are an invention so central to our being and our ordinary lives that we have almost forgotten how remarkable they are. Textiles provide fundamentals such as warmth and protection; they help us to identify with one another and can signal social status. 
The story of cloth begins before the recording of human culture, and with regard to the earliest civilisations we know that textiles found a place in every society around the world, and that skills for this craft must have been widely communicated.

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