The textiles

Examples of the early entirely nomadic production of textiles are rare. They were usually worn out, the remainders of them sewn together for other purposes and then worn out again. With the nomadic people becoming partly sedentary the style of their textiles changed to higher refinement. Silk was formerly only produced for the rich people of the urban population and remained a precious material. So even little bits of it were kept for decorative purposes. Most of the textiles are embroidered. 

We want to show you examples for a more nomadic style of embroidery, the embroidery of the sedentary people and the rare techniques of ikat and the production of velvets.
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nomadic embroidery sedentary embroidery ikat and velvet
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