Textile Arts. Arts and Craft that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects. The word textile is from Latin texere which means "to weave", "to braid" or "to construct”.
Arts and Craft that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects
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The simplest textile art is felting, in which animal fibers are matted together using heat and moisture
The methods and materials to make them have changed enormously
But the function of textiles has remained the same
From hand looms to massive industrial machines
Clothing and Carpets
Tyrian purple dye was an important trade good in the ancient Mediterranean
The silk road brought the trade of Chinese silk to India, Africa
The cotton gin
The spinning jenny
The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against the newly-developed, labor-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the industrial revolution made it possible to replace the artisans with less-skilled, low-wage laborers, leaving them without work.