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Elsa Yvanez

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For the love of cotton

One of the key characteristics of Meroitic textiles resides at their very heart: before the threads and weaving techniques, it is their raw material – cotton fibres – that defines them as a unique textile tradition. Among the hundreds of textiles that I have been studying so far, up to 80% are solely made of cotton.  As a young researcher first working on textiles, I did not pay much attention to that fact. As it was
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Tell me what you wear…

Tell me what you wear…. And I will tell you who you are? Third research stay, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada In our world of infinite fashion choices, judging a person solely on the one outfit we see him or her wear first would be simplistic. But can we deny the strength of our projected appearance, on others as well as on ourselves? In September 2015, in a much-commented gesture, the Chinese prime minister Xi
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