Sunday, May 28, 2006

British Museum Images 

The British Museum has increased its digital online presence lately with more and more images available through their Compass site.

Try some searches for textile, needle, embroidery, needlework, weave, etc. and you will turn up all sorts of odd bits including images of an Eliz I seal burse, a Byzantine embroidery very evocative of the Cuthbert embroideries, ethnic embroideries, an Opus Anglicanum piece, neolithic needles and loom weights, etc.

Don't be amazed if your searches pull up what seem to be very unrelated objects. I'm not sure what their indexing method entails, but it can make for some "interesting" search results.

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