You'd have to talk to someone who knows how to spin, and how to weave, and who knows the nature of flax cultivation and the history of assembling cloth.
Really, they don't talk to those women who understand fabric from the raw textile.
When I first read about the shroud of Turin, I didn't care much for the image, but for the fabric. Because if a length of linen could last 2000 years, that was a miracle itself. That it was a ***wide*** piece of fabric was an indication against the authenticity--ancient looms were narrow. Not that it could not have been supernatural, but everyone focused on the image and I could never get the scientific details about the piece of fabric.
posted on 12/15/2009 10:58:31 PM PST
(Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
Not ALL ancient looms were narrow.
posted on 12/16/2009 9:00:26 AM PST
(POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
You'd have to talk to someone who knows how to spin
I doubt that this is high on James Carville's priority list. /hijack>
posted on 12/16/2009 3:17:44 PM PST
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