Festival talks by Kassia St Clair

93. THE GOLDEN THREAD: HOW FABRIC CHANGED HISTORY

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From 30,000-year-old threads found in a Georgian cave to the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun’s mummy; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, Kassia St Clair will reveal how the continual reinvention of cloth weaves a fascinating story of human ingenuity.

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