The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM

Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Worth of a Woman ….

“A female slave, skilled in embroidery is worth four oxen” – Homer, 2nd Century BCE

two oxen

two oxen

Classic TextsWe’ve come a long way haven’t we? Or have we?

[To be fair, besides female slaves, they also had princesses and commoners maybe – I wonder what they were worth.]

jm

June 2015

 

*Photos of ceramics from the Great Seljuk period, Anatolia, 12 century | From the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Art

I'd love to hear your view on this. Please comment below:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 23, 2015 by in Culture Kaleidoscope and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,139 other followers

ARCHIVES

TRANSLATE

EMAIL

jaina@wovensouls.com

ABOUT ME

%d bloggers like this: