Lecture: Dressing the Roman house: the fabric that surrounds you.
By Laia de Frutos (UB).
The Roman house is understood as a container whose architecture, decoration, evolution and sometimes its contents are studied. Research on the Roman house is on archaeological finds, but there are a number of objects that leave no trace, such as textile furniture: pillows, curtains, tablecloths, etc. These elements created comfort in the house and contributed to rest or housework.
From the iconography we will know the presence of this furniture in the Roman house, as well as an approximation to the types and qualities of the fabrics, how they were used, the trades involved and the trade routes.