‘Texts and Textiles’ : Finding Manuscripts in Unusual Places | The Conveyor
Most folks know that long before “upcycling” became a buzzword, the reuse of materials was a common practice. However we are still discovering interesting ways that our ancestors put their discards back to use.
Research that began in 2011 reveals how textile conservators discovered fragments of medieval manuscripts lining the hems of dresses. The dresses, made by nuns in the late 15th century, clothed the statues at their Cistercian convent of Weinhausen in Northern Germany.
Proving again that you just never know what treasure you may find and where you might find it.
Read more here about this fascinating find and the research behind it.
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