Academic thesis

Laura Peters: Examination and analysis of a mongolian silk dress found in an 10-12th century tomb Back
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Abstract: Archaeological finds from tombs in the Altai Mountains were sent to Germany for scientific treatment as part of a Mongolian-German research project. Among the objects recovered was a silk caftan from the 10-12th century. This thesis analyzes the gown using research methods commonly used in textile conservation. These include the reconstruction of the cut, determination of the weave, and an analysis of the fiber materials. Based on the results of the analysis and a comparison with similar objects the caftan could be placed in a cultural and historical context. Aside of describing the state of the gown, a concept for its longterm conservation was developed.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. phil. Annemarie Stauffers
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Anne Sicken
  • date:  2013

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