The iTEXTILIS is a division of The IK
Workshop Society – a global and unique
forum for all those interested in Natural &
Cultural History from a Textile Perspective.
Here we are aiming to show the many fascinating
perspectives of Textile History in regularly published essays. This is a place where practical and theoretical knowledge go hand in hand - with texts focusing on handicraft, manufacturing, natural dyeing, trade,
fashion and material culture. These studies are
based on a wide range of sources as archival
documents, physical objects, travel journals and
artworks primarily dating from the early modern
period and up to the late 19th century.
iTEXTILIS also gives information about previous
- Field work, Expeditions
- Research projects
- Publicise, Publishing, Exhibitions
Hemp "time ball"
(replica made by Vivian
“Stu yat” Harrison 2003, Washington
National Museum of the American Indian).
Photo: The IK Foundation, London.
Textile History is such a wide ranging interdisciplinary subject – which gives the possibility to inspire
from a theoretical as well as practical viewpoint. Experiments and reproductions are an important part of
the research – in the areas of weaving, dyeing, needlework, knitting, plaiting and lace – so in the best
possible way be able to develop new knowledge related to the history of textiles and understanding of
peoples’ former daily lives.
Our motto is .
LATEST THE TEXTILIS ESSAYS | By Viveka Hansen
The IK Global iMESSENGER
ISSUE No: 8, 2023
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