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March 22, 2022

Virginia Postrel

"The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World"



Textiles are one of humanity's oldest and most infuential technologies, but nowadays most people take them for granted. Drawing on her widely praised new book The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, author Virginia Postrel will take us on a tour of some of the innovations--in fiber, spinning, weaving, and dyeing--that gave us today‚Äôs textile abundance and the ways textiles shaped civilization as we know it. 

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