Louise introduces us to the fascinating world of Babylonian textiles. How do we know about textiles when almost none survive? What were they made of and what did they look like? Who made them, and who washed them? What would someone’s clothing say about them?
2:46 how do we know about textiles?
8:02 what materials were clothes made of?
11:17 how practical was wool as a material to make clothes from?
12:59 who made clothes?
15:45 were clothes plain or decorated?
18:11 what would someone’s clothes say about them?
20:43 what clothes would someone have in their cupboard?
22:29 who did the laundry?
27:11 how fine were fabrics?
29:44 what will fabric impressions tell us?
Music by Ruba Hillawi