To many people, togas are synonymous with ancient Greece. The only problem? Togas aren’t Greek.
Through the years, the Aran sweater has developed quite the romantic backstory involving ancient family knitting patterns and shipwrecks.
While lice aren't normally thought of as helpful, scientists have used lice to learn more about human history and, more specifically, the invention of clothing.
Because fabric deteriorates so easily, it doesn’t stand the test of time the way metal or stone artifacts might, so when archaeologists find even small bits of ancient fabric, it’s a big deal.
For centuries the Iban people of Malaysia have literally woven their dreams into beautiful cloth.
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but somehow, over these past few years, buffalo plaid moved its way from the rustic fringes to become the dominant plaid during the holiday season. It seems like it's just about everywhere.
Imperfection is a theme within Banjara textiles. To the casual observer, many of the embroidered designs look beautifully symmetrical, but upon closer inspection, there are often small areas of asymmetry or where a pattern briefly changes.