Juliane von Fircks and Regula Schorta (eds.)

Oriental Silks in Medieval Europe

This volume assembles the papers presented during a colloquium held at the Abegg-Stiftung in 2011. It is dedicated to elaborately patterned, often gold-enriched silks from the Middle East, Central Asia or China that can be found in European church treasuries and museum collections. The contributions highlight single achievements concerning technology, pattern evolution, and processing of the silks in view of the multifaceted exchange between East and West.

Riggisberger Berichte 21 | With contributions by M. Alram, K. Böse, B. Borkopp-Restle, A. Bücheler, N. Cartier, J. Denney, Z. Dode, I. Dolezalek, D. Jacoby, D. Kuhn, L. Mackie, L. Monnas, M. Peter, M. L. Rosati, M. Ritter, F. Schmieder, K. Schmitz-von Ledebur, R. Schorta, C. Vogt, J. von Fircks, E. Wetter | 372p., 227 illus, paperbound, 23 x 31 cm, 2016, ISBN 978-3-905014-62-4

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