The Golden Thread
With The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, Kassia St Clair runs a narrative skein through the last several dozen thousand years – exploring the everyday magic of textiles, and the revolutionary effect they have had on the way we live.
By the very nature of their construction, textiles tell a story. This is reflected even in our daily idioms – someone might spin a yarn, hang on by a thread, or be part of the social fabric, with each expression denoting a kind of connectedness to space and time that is intrinsically material. Kassia St Clair’s vibrant and expansive book covers a dazzlingly diverse variety of stories from across the globe – the linens of Tutankhamun’s mummy wrappings, the Woollen sails used by the Vikings to reach America 700 years before Columbus, and the lace ruffs of the Puritans. A great gift for story weavers and the naturally curious.
- 368 pages
- By Kassia St Clair
- Published by John Murray
- ISBN: 9781473659032
COMPOSITION & SIZE
Hardback W: 16.3cm, D: 3.7cm, L: 22.2cm