Unfolding a geometric textile from 9th-century gordion

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A fire at Gordion ca. 800 b.c. preserved an ornate woven textile folded up in Megaron 3. A new visual reconstruction of this artifact from the Early Phrygian destruction level shows a complex composition combining slit-tapestry weaving and soumak wrapping. A unique find from Early Iron Age Anatolia, the textile shares geometric motifs and design elements with many other types of Phrygian artifacts, such as painted pottery, inlaid furniture, and a pebble mosaic, and shows weaving to have been part of the koine of geometric design of the era.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-556
Number of pages30
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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