Academic thesis

Maike Piecuch: Textile archaeological finds from a Mongolian crevice grave of the 11th century – Detection and investigation of a cloak and other garment parts of felt Back
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Abstract: In the framework of a Mongolian-German research project under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jan Bemmann and Prof. Dr. Cagaan Törbat, a collection of finds from a cervice cave in the Mongolian Altai was brought to Germany. The corpus included the so far oldest Mongolian cloak made out of felt. In this master thesis this cloak and a cap, also made out of felt, and two additional felt-fragments were investigated and analysed in order to classify them into a historical and cultural context. A fibre and binding analysis as well as a reconstruction of the pattern were carried out. Subsequently, the investigated objects were compared to other objects of comparison. Finally, a concept for preventive conservation for a long-term conservation of the objects is proposed.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • date:  2013

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