Timeline of textiles within our lives

I thought I would try to jot down significant events in our lives where textiles feature.

  • Birth – swaddling blankets for protection, soft toys for comfort, nappies, flannel for cleaning
  • Christening – ceremonial gown often passed down through generations of families.
  • School Uniform
  • sports kits – show allegiance to a team/group
  • University gown
  • work uniform – ribbons on medals
  • Wedding dress
  • care for parents – sheets
  • death – shroud, mourning clothes/items

These all offer either protection or status.


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