The Alba. Liturgical costume. 13th century. Bavarian National Museum.

Middle ages Monastic costumes. Medieval Ecclesiastical costumes
Alba linen 13th century

The Alba. Liturgical costume. Germany 13th century.

Alba linen. Munich, Bavarian National Museum. 13th Century. Embroidered inserts applied.


The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)