The Loom, the Lady and her Family Chapels: Weaving Identity in Late Medieval Art

Joanne Anderson* (Corresponding Author)

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The essays in this volume continue the Journal's tradition of groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. The volume opens with a survey of the discipline of medieval clothing and textiles, written by founding editor Gale R. Owen-Crocker. The range of the other essays extends chronologically from the early Middle Ages through the fifteenth century and covers a variety of disciplines. Topics include the conception of the author as a "wordweaver" in the literatures of Anglo-Saxon England; intertextual literary identities established through clothing in the Nibelungenlied and the Völsunga Saga; the historical record of clothing and textiles at the court of King John of England; medallion silks, their use in Western Europe, and their representation in art; the vestments of Beguines and other penitential movements in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; and a depiction of heraldic textile weaving in late-medieval art.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)157-181
Number of pages24
JournalMedieval Clothing and Textiles
Early online date1 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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