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Title:Imported textiles in Ethiopian eighteenth century manuscript bindings in Britain
Author:Pankhurst, RichardISNI
Year:1981
Periodical:Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Volume:16
Pages:131-150
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:manuscripts
textiles
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00672708109511288
Abstract:Samples of textiles preserved in the bindings of Ethiopian eighteenth century manuscripts, like those of earlier times examined in a previous article (see: Azania, 15 (1980), p. 43-55), provide tangible evidence on the wide variety of cloth imported into the country in former tines. This material, as one would expect from written sources, came mainly from India and Europe. It would seem to be of approximately the same age as the manuscripts themselves, and thus to provide opportunities for textile archaeology. Note, pl., ref.
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