Women’s (Art) Work: Re-Weaving the Textile in Ancient Greece

Brittany Myburgh

In recent years, vases depicting women working with wool have received increased attention. Images of textile production have been linked to the role of women in the oikos, and textile production has been defined as both an economic activity and one that reinforces the ideal of woman as mother and homemaker. This paper presents notes on wool working scenes popular in the period 550 – 450 BC and a brief consideration of how the motifs of the mirror and the juggler might be interpreted within the context of wool work… PDF

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