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Ekstrom, Linda
April 2007
Surface Design Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p46
Trade Publication
A definition of the term "textile" is presented. It rooted from the Latin word "texere" which means weave. In addition, the word "textus" was used as a noun to mean "woven material," metaphorically suggesting "literary composition." A comparison of the process of making textiles and binding of a book is also outlined.


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