IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

Knowledge of whelk dyes and pigments in Anglo-Saxon England
Biggam, C.P. (2006). Knowledge of whelk dyes and pigments in Anglo-Saxon England. Anglo-Saxon Engl. 35: 23-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263675106000032
In: Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISSN 0263-6751; e-ISSN 1474-0532, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Author 

Keyword
    Marine/Coastal

Author  Top 
  • Biggam, C.P.

Abstract
    This article aims to evaluate the likelihood that whelk dye was known in Anglo-Saxon England, either in the form of imported cloth and textile products, and/or as an activity carried out in England. The nature of whelk dye and the likely processing options available to early societies are considered in the light of extant records and modern experimentation in Israel and Britain. The currently available ‘hard’ evidence is then presented from archaeology, manuscript studies, and the chemical analysis of textiles. Finally, the semantic and literary evidence is considered, including three passages from texts by Bede and Aldhelm, and a new interpretation of OE cornwurma

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author