Follower of Rogier van der Weyden (Netherlandish, 1399/1400 - 1464); The Deposition; about 1490, detail
Fragment Date: 17th century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)
A Sasanian parcel gilt silver dish. Circa 7th-8th Century A.D.
silk and cotton velvet - alabahman - ikat fabric
A Roman spinning flax from a distaff onto a spindle which he is rolling along his thigh, date unknown.
CRANACH, Lucas the Elder The Holy Family and The Education of the Virgin 1510-12
detail from education-of-the-virgin-1642 whipcording
I'd like to know more about this picture. It's a man spinning, which is culturally unusual. He is spinning some long-stapled fibers using his forearm as a distaff.
Use of trim on a bliaut