See the World’s Oldest Dress

WORLD A 5,000-year-old Egyptian garment provides a glimpse into the fashions of yester-yester-yesteryear. (Nat Geo News) Take a look to see how another Egyptian—Tutankhamun—used linen clothing. Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources—including today’s MapMaker Interactive map and a 5,000-year-old sewing pattern. Discussion Ideas The Nat Geo News article reports on the remarkable age of the Tarkhan dress. Why does the garment … Continue reading See the World’s Oldest Dress

#tbt: When Stories Were Woven

Once upon a time, people crafted blankets and tapestries with the intention of telling a story. These woven works of art often depicted stories of war and civilizations in disruptive times. And they often were made by the very people whose lives were destroyed or deeply changed. The passion in these crafts reveal what once was and what had changed. But these story cloths are not centuries old. They were made … Continue reading #tbt: When Stories Were Woven