Type : Conférence.
Date et horaire : 30 septembre 2021 à 19h (CET-Paris).
Lieu : Visioconférence sur Zoom
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Textiles were, and are, a major object of exchange, traded at all levels of all markets around the world. This talk focuses on the Ottoman Empire in the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and considers the many drivers of change in the production and consumption of textiles. Weavers making heavy figured velvets modelled their work on Italian and French prototypes, while those making light-weight silks and half-silks imitated Indian textiles, even in their names. The court also established new workshops in the capital, staffed with artisans from Poland and Chios, in order to supply its own needs for luxury silks. At the same time, weavers continued in traditional modes, making hangings for the shrines at Mecca and Medina, and consumers availed themselves with goods from centers from Aurangabad to Yanbol. With these examples and others, I’ll also argue that textiles—haptic, somatic, ubiquitous; in an immense range of types; with a collective status as a major commodity—demand new kinds of scholarly treatment. Continuer la lecture