Textile production at Iron Age Tell es-Sâfi/Gath

Deborah Cassuto

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Textiles in antiquity were multifunctional, and used much as they are in modern times.1 When we think of textiles, our first thoughts are of clothing. In antiquity, as in modern times, clothing demonstrated social status (e.g., royal, common), occupation (e.g., priestly, military) and ranged from simply constructed frocks to finely manufactured prestige garments. Textiles were also used as furnishings, such as rugs, wall carpets, cushions, and curtains, as boat sails and shelters, or sacks for storage or carriage. In short, they were consumed by everyone for a multitude of needs, ranging from the mundane to the festive, from the functional to the opulent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalNear Eastern Archaeology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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