Textiles are an essential part of fashion, even though they are often studied separately from dress styles themselves. This reading list offers a selection of studies of textiles and textile arts from around the world and in different time periods. The subjects of these resources range from Early Islamic textiles from the 7th–14th centuries to the quilts of contemporary African American fiber artist Bisa Butler, passing through Andean Textiles, ‘overshot’ coverlets in Georgia and South Carolina, and the textile arts of Pueblo communities.
About The Author
Laura specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local Indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in the second half of the eighteenth century.