Spin me a Yarn, Weave Me a Tale: Textiles, Women & Cloth in Iceland, AD 8
Brown University Salomon Center, Room 001
March 6, 2013
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Unlike most parts of the world, archaeological textile collections from Iceland are abundant, rich, and diverse. Though largely unstudied, they contain important information about Iceland's past and especially the roles that women played in traditional Icelandic society and its economy. This talk by Michale Hayeur Smith (Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology) will present results of ongoing research on textiles from sites across Iceland, looking at issues of gender, textile technology, trade and dress from the settlement (AD 873 )to the late 18th century. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the Samuel Cate Fund.