Irish Historical Textiles is about delving into the cloth, yarn, and fabric of Ireland’s past, one blog post at a time. How old are Aran jumpers (sweaters)? What role did Irish crochet play in the famine? Did people knit their own clothes two hundred years ago? What does ‘traditional’ really mean? The real answers to these questions are far more exciting than the popular myths that abound.
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