Industry 4 – The Fabric of Civilization and Last Century’s Fashions

Clothing is foundational to civilization. In the bible, it is humanity’s first invention. In Mesopotamian philosophy, it is the thing which separates humans from animals. But as we will see today, even the simplest of cloth garments were the result of an extreme amount of work and technical skill, built up over countless generations of mostly women working in already very busy households. This post is for both parts 1 and 2

This is the standard weave
This is the gauze weaving
I couldn’t really find a good image of pile weaving, but if you search it on youtube there are lots of tutorials you can skim through to get a sense of it.
Here and below are various depictions of the Kaunakes and other Mesopotamian dress styles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s