Production et consommation textiles à Tours aux XVe et XVIe siècles : approche archéologique

Abstract : The discovery in Tours of a set of almost 6000 pieces in the same pit, located just outside the city walls along the Loire River ("place Anatole France") provides an opportunity to study the entire process of textile work. The fragments studied are mostly wool cloth, which was a significant commercial production on the 15th - 16th centuries. As for remains of silk which are less well preserved, the study attempted to determine if they were produced in Tours. Among the shapes of wool remains, remarkably preserved, were a few clear parts of garments. Textiles were re-used to fashion laces and hoses in such a high frequency that the corpus is interpreted as the emptying of a second-hand clothes dealer shop. This corpus, combined with law texts regarding Tours, provides a picture of a late medieval capital city, where bourgeoisie wore good broadcloth and, contrary to law, silk dress accessories.
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Delphine Henri. Production et consommation textiles à Tours aux XVe et XVIe siècles : approche archéologique. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Université François Rabelais de Tours, 2015. Français. ⟨tel-01528657⟩

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