Friday, 20 November 2015

10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind

image credit National Museum of Denmark

Textiles made of organic fibers are easily destroyed by the ravages of time. Insects, microorganisms, water, fire, and regular old wear-and-tear all destroy fabric, sometimes leaving behind only the most meager of scraps.

When it comes to archaeological textiles, only in exceptional circumstances can cloth beat time at its own game. Here are some textiles that laughed in the face of entropy.

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