am 6. August 2005
This is another of the brilliantly conceived and carried out, detailed works of the Medieval Period but out by the Museum of London. Dress Accessories; The Medieval Household : Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) and Shoes and Pattens : Finds from Medieval Excavations in London (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) by Francis Grew, go with this book. They are worth every penny. They will bore the average reader, so they are really geared for the serious student, researcher or writers.
They start with excavations, and then go into the technique used to produce textiles - wool, hair, linen, silk, dyes an the looms. They show you actual pieces of material in very close up detail so you actually see the weave, in some cases they should the reconstructed "how it really appeared".
This is simply the best book on the subject and a must for Historical writers of this period.