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Solution for Fashion from Victoria to the New Millennium 1st Edition Chapter 2, Problem 1

by Daniel Delis Hill
193 Solutions 25 Chapters 29965 Studied ISBN: 9780132275187 Art and Architechture 5 (1)

Chapter 2, Problem 1 : 1. List the kinds of materials that...

1. List the kinds of materials that were used in costumes of Sumer?

What important fiber was introduced into Mesopotamia during the 8th or 7th century BCE, and by which culture?

What were the developments and applications of metals in costume?

 

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1. List the kinds of materials that were used in costumes of Sumer?

Early years: shaggy goat sheep skins with hanks of fur still attached; and, later, woven textiles of wool and flax. What important fiber was introduced into Mesopotamia during the 8th or 7th century BCE, and by which culture?

Cotton from India by the Assyrians eighth or seventh century BCE.

What were the developments and applications of metals in costume?

Neolithic era copper mining and smelting c. eighth millennium BCE; Bronze Age metallurgy (including gold and silver), Iron Age forging. Civilian use: jewelry, headdresses and costume ornamentation such as gold threads and decorative appliques. Military use: copper, bronze and later iron weapons and sheathing of helmets and shields; copper, bronze or iron disks attached to shields and cloaks.

 

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