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The Power of Precious Textiles

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Women and textile production in the early Middle Ages

Textiles played a central role in early medieval society. They were legible signs of social, cultural and religious affiliation, precious gifts and part of the family fortune. The production of the precious fabrics was exclusively in the hands of women. We encounter aristocratic women as accomplished managers who coordinated the entire manufacturing process and must have had extensive authority. During the tour we immerse ourselves in the realm of early medieval textiles and hear from and about Carolingian women about the skills and social and political influence they had as a result.

Register now by September 24, 2020 via Tel. 06251/869200 or

Location: Lauresham Open Air Laboratory
Price: € 7 | reduced 5 €
Max. number of participants: 9 people