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Textile & Surface Design

World's Oldest Textile Design?

Textiles are one of the original materials made by humans.  Impressions of woven fragments
have been found in the earliest settlements excavated in
Turkey, Catal Huyuk, dated c. 7500 B.C.E. 

Throughout history textiles have driven
global commerce, artistic innovation, technological developments,
and world economic cycles.

Textile pattern from a wall painting











Possible textile pattern from a wall painting
at the Catal Huyuk archaeological site in Anatolia, c. 7500-5700 B.C.E.
This image was downloaded from ArtStor, which is a terrific source for textile-design inspiration.

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