This publication is the sixth book from the textile historian Viveka Hansen, a book which takes the reader on a global journey of textile traditions in a pre-industrialised and globalised world. The study charts theoretical and practical knowledge regarding textile traditions and how they impacted local cultures, economies and social patterns – whilst exploring how these dynamics interplayed with the growing connectivity of the world at the time.
"Textilia Linnaeana is an expedition in time and space. It is also a work of considerable interdisciplinary breadth. There is every reason to join the long textile journey. No equivalent representation is known to me”
[ Gunnar Broberg, Professor Emeritus and world leading Linnaeus expert ]
TEXTILIA LINNAEANA is the culmination of over 10 years of research, running in parallel with The Linnaeus Apostles - Global Science & Adventure (2007-2012). The work’s primary sources are the travel documentation of Carl Linnaeus and his seventeen apostles who travelled on fact-finding och observational voyages of discovery between (1732-1799). For the benefit of their home country, producing scientific documentation, ethnographic reports etc.
This is an interdisciplinary work which presents unpublished knowledge for the first time on these observed 18th century textile traditions.
ABOUT THE BOOK
- 520 pages in a cloth bound volume
- Richly illustrated with 220 images
- Limited edition of 350 numbered copies
- Each book contain two bark cloth samples, newly reproduced on Tonga using traditional methods.