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“Context”

“Context”

By Mary Severine, textile artist, San Diego, California​ The little tapestry I submitted for the project is called “Context” because of my need to define things by looking at their context – the “negative space” – if you will. The negative space of an archaeological find might include the empirical […]

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Late Antique Egyptian Spirals Made in Denmark

Late Antique Egyptian Spirals Made in Denmark

By Ulrikka Mokdad, tapestry weaver and art historian My samples were made directly from the reconstructed pattern that was shown on the website of the competition. I downloaded the pattern from the website, enlarged it using a photocopier and then selected some nice sections approximately 20 x 20 cm. Before […]

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How to Create a Wonderful Spiral Design with the Tapestry Technique

By Anna-Mária Orbán, textile artist and PhD Lecturer at National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania In my work, I have long admired ancient textiles from Ancient Egypt. I have wondered how I could weave such wonderful patterns at a small scale. That’s why I choose to work my spiral project […]

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Announcement: Spiral Textile Project Awards

Announcement: Spiral Textile Project Awards

The spiral textile project is pleased to announce the following awards. Our decisions were based on both the sample submitted as well as survey information. Categories include technique, experimental archaeology, representation. Additional awards include student and supporter awards. Click here to see all awards.

Cordula Hofmann-Molis: Ein glänzendes Objekt – A Sparkling Object

Cordula Hofmann-Molis: Ein glänzendes Objekt – A Sparkling Object

By Cordula Hofmann-Molis: Salzburg, Austria. Costume designer and artist     In einem kleinen transparenten Kästchen liegt ein glänzendes Objekt. Erst beim zweiten Betrachten erkennt man das Spiralmotiv. Kupferfarben wie die Spirale in der Papyrusdarstellung, wertvoll anmutend. Die Technik, in der es gearbeitet ist, nennt man Occhi oder Frivolität oder Schiffchenarbeit. […]

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Adriena Pekarova: Paper Spirals – Discovery and Meaning

Adriena Pekarova: Paper Spirals – Discovery and Meaning

By Adriena Pekarova: Art historian, curator, editor and artist in Bratislava, Slovakia The spiral is an amazing motif. One can draw it with a pencil on paper or with a finger in sand, model it out of clay, embroider it on a textile, or twirl it from paper. I twist my […]

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Spiral Textile Survey

Spiral Textile Survey

We have created Spiral Textile to encourage collaboration among textile artisans and academic researchers. Textile artists possess a wealth of experience that is valuable to historic studies. Presentation of archaeological finding and historical information communicates the richness of our collective textile inheritance. As a research project, Spiral Textile relies upon […]

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