Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 27565
Author(s): Garver, Valerie L.
Title : Weaving Words in Silk: Women and Inscribed Bands in the Carolingian World [The author analyzes three silk woven bands surviving from Carolingian Germany: Witgar’s belt, Ailbecunda band, and the Speyer band. Witgar’s belt was a gift from Emma, wife of King Louis the German, to Witgar, the future bishop of Augsburg. In these three cases women not only donated high-status silk inscribed bands, but evidence also points to women as weavers of the tablet bands. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Clothing and Textiles , 6., ( 2010):  Pages 33 - 56.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 12608
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Title : “This Skill in a Woman is By No Means to Be Despised”: Weaving and the Gender Division of Labor in the Middle Ages [Throughout the Middle Ages, cloth production was a respectable and even prestigious occupation for women. Women’s work was often devalued in comparison to that of men, but cloth production had great cultural importance. While women involved in other professions (like brewsters) came to be perceived negatively as their participation in urban and commercial life increased, the respectability of women weavers endured. Men eventually assumed control over the commercial production and trade of cloth in the later Middle Ages, yet the idea of women’s weaving remained an important concept in literary texts and in society as a whole. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Fabrications: Dress, Textiles, Clothwork, and Other Cultural Imaginings.   Edited by E. Jane Burns .   Palgrave, 2004. Medieval Clothing and Textiles , 6., ( 2010):  Pages 89 - 104.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 10748
Author(s): Carroll, Jane L.
Title : Woven Devotions: Reform and Piety in Tapestries by Dominican Nuns [The author examines two tapestries that were produced by Dominican nuns in Germany. Both have small depictions of nuns working at looms in the margins. Carroll suggests that these images are part self-portraits, part devotional images, while also serving as exemplars of the Dominican reform for a "vita activa" that avoided luxury and sloth. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Saints, Sinners, and Sisters: Gender and Northern Art in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Jane L. Carroll and Alison G. Stewart .   Ashgate, 2003. Medieval Clothing and Textiles , 6., ( 2010):  Pages 182 - 201.
Year of Publication: 2003.

4. Record Number: 4443
Author(s): Monsour, Michele.
Title : The Lady With the Unicorn
Source: Gazette des Beaux-Arts , 134., 1571 (décembre 1999):  Pages 237 - 254.
Year of Publication: 1999.

5. Record Number: 9803
Author(s): Motz, Lotte.
Title : Note on a Bracteate from Trollhättan [The author identifies the object held by a female figure on a bracteate ( ) as a yarn winder. Motz argues that such a tool used in spinning and weaving was also used by women in magical practices to ensure prosperity for the coming year. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Collegium Medievale , 9., ( 1996):  Pages 153 - 155.
Year of Publication: 1996.

6. Record Number: 2338
Author(s): Hirsh, John C.
Title : Tangled Webs: Weaving and the Supernatural [analysis of burials with bracteates].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):
Year of Publication: 1996.

7. Record Number: 346
Title : Spindle and the Sword: Gender, Sex, and Heroism in "Nibelungenlied" and "Kudrun"
Source: Germanic Review , 70., 3 (Summer 1995):  Pages 106 - 115.
Year of Publication: 1995.

8. Record Number: 12802
Author(s): Enright, Michael J.
Title : The Goddess Who Weaves: Some Iconographic Aspects of Bracteates of the Fürstenberg Type [The author identifies a possible Nordic weaving goddess on a bracteate, and suggests that further study in this area may allow scholars to perceive continuities between German paganism and the High Middle Ages. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Frühmittelalterliche Studien , 24., ( 1990):  Pages 54 - 70.
Year of Publication: 1990.

9. Record Number: 31221
Title : Holy Family at Work: Opening Image for Saturday Hours of the Virgin, Sext
Source: Frühmittelalterliche Studien , 24., ( 1990):
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