"A slave, belonging to the class <em>quasillariae</em>, is presenting her misteress with the <em>calathus</em>, in which the wool is kept for embroidery." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Calathus

"A slave, belonging to the class quasillariae, is presenting her misteress with the calathus,…

Sack cloth, often made of hair.

Cloth

Sack cloth, often made of hair.

A cotton boll or capsule of a cotton plant.

Cotton

A cotton boll or capsule of a cotton plant.

A curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light. Curtains are often hung in the inside of a building window to block the travel of light.

Curtain Hanger

A curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light. Curtains are often hung in the inside…

Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with a deep understanding of the technical aspects of production and the properties of fiber, yarn, and dyes

Printed Fabric

Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with…

Constructed by weaving textile fibers into a network or web. Fabric may be natural or synthetic. Until approximately the middle of the twentieth century, natural fiber fabric was predominate in flag making. Traditional flag fabrics are wool, cotton, linen, and silk.

Textile Fabric

Constructed by weaving textile fibers into a network or web. Fabric may be natural or synthetic. Until…

This check is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colors in woven cloth. Checks are traditionally associated with the with Celtic countries, especially Scotland where woven dyed wool was, at one time, a principal cloth. District checks were created as camouflage for moving inconspicuously on the laird's lands.

Manufacture of Figured Fabrics

This check is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colors in…

A cloth, for the purpose of wiping the face.

Handkerchief

A cloth, for the purpose of wiping the face.

A hand holding a handkerchief.

Handkerchief

A hand holding a handkerchief.

An unfinished cloth found at Pachacamac.

Pachacamac Cloth

An unfinished cloth found at Pachacamac.

"The <em>palla</em>, as well as the <em>pallium</em> and <em>palliolum</em>, was always a rectangular piece of cloth, exactly, or, at least, nearly square. It was, indeed, used in the very form in which it was taken from the loom, being made entirely by the weaver. Among the Greeks and Romans the most common material for the <em>palla</em> was wool. It was often folded about the body simply with a view to defend it from cold, and without any regard to gracefulness of appearance, as in the following cut, taken from an ancient intaglio." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Palla

"The palla, as well as the pallium and palliolum, was always a rectangular…

Peruvian fabric design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Peruvian Fabric Design

Peruvian fabric design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Calico printing was the first "operation connected with the printing of cloth."- Lupton

Calico Printing

Calico printing was the first "operation connected with the printing of cloth."- Lupton

A decorative letter S with illustrated with an angel below the letter holding a cloth.

Decorative Letter S with Angel Holding Cloth

A decorative letter S with illustrated with an angel below the letter holding a cloth.

Cut the sleeve protectors from the pattern. Beginning at the center of the bottom and holding the wrong side of the cloth next to you, baste the edge of the sleeve protector to the line running through the middle of the tape. Make a tiny pleat in the tape at each corner so that when doubled over it will round the corners smoothly. Join the ends of the tape by folding back both ends and overhanging them together on the wrong side. Hem the tape down on the right side.

Sleeve Protector

Cut the sleeve protectors from the pattern. Beginning at the center of the bottom and holding the wrong…

A spinning wheel

Spinning Wheel

A spinning wheel

Two Native American tomahawks, covered in a beaded piece of cloth.

Tomahawk

Two Native American tomahawks, covered in a beaded piece of cloth.

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

Combination Cane Style Umbrella

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy