the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers

Weaving in art

on May 18, 2018

Weaving is shown in works of art over the centuries. From a variety of countries, we see  both men and women producing fabric by interlacing warp and weft threads through the use of a frame or handloom. Due to my interest in the producton of paisley pattern, I’ve had fun identifying paintings to appear on this post. I hope you enjoy them.

The_Weaver

Weaver near an open window by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

 

Niegelssohn_Leinenweber

Der Leinenweber by Johann August Ernest Niegelssohn (1757-1833)

 

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American Indians: first families of the Southwest by John Frederick Huckel (1836-1936)

 

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Weavers, Tomb of Khnumhotep, Egyptian Art

 

De_mulieribus_claris_weaver

De Mulieribus Claris weaver (fifteenth century)

 

Walter_Gay_-_The_Weaver

The Weaver by Walter Gay (1856-1937)

 

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Muslim shawl makers in Kashmir by William Simpson (1867)

This final image is the one that interests me most, given my collection of short fiction is titled Paisley Shirt, which draws inspiration from the pattern that became popular with Europeans in Victorian times. Shawls were hand-made from the fine wool of  Himalayan mountain goats which were brought into India from Tibet and Ladak.

If you would like to read Paisley Shirt, the collection is now available from the Book Depository or you can purchase it from the following shops: Gullivers in Wimborne, The Book Shop in Bridport, Serendip in Lyme Regis,  The Swanage Bookshop, and Waterstones Dorchester. It is also available for loan through Dorset Libraries/Libraries West.

 

 


2 responses to “Weaving in art

  1. jamescbates says:

    It’s so cool to see those old paintings. Thanks for posting them, Gail.

  2. Weaving was the basis for silk route , the trade route of ancient times through out Asia. It became a cultural exchange route in Asian cultures. The final painting here reminds me that. Thanks for sharing..

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