Capturing Our Cultural Intangible Textile Heritage, MoCap and Craft Technology

  • Eva Andersson Strand
  • Stefan Lindgren
  • Carolina Larsson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10059)


Textile craft and textile design have always had an important social, cultural and economic impact on both individuals and societies. The cultural heritage of textiles does not end with the preservation and collection of costumes and other textiles in museums. It also includes living traditions inherited from our ancestors. Furthermore, understanding craft and craft processes are crucial when considering both past societies and the cultural heritage of humankind. The study of intangible processes, hidden within archaeological objects, crafts, action and activities as well as cognitive processes, involves both practical and theoretical considerations. Today, computer applications such as Motion Capture can enhance our knowledge of the complexity and variety of artifacts, their production, and how various craft traditions develop over time, yielding new insights and perspectives applicable to ancient societies as well as to traditional craft today.


Craft Textile processes Motion capture Archaeology Theories of practices 



This project is a collaboration between Lund University Humanities Lab Sweden, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research and the Archaeological department, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen. The recordings were made at Lund University Humanities Lab Sweden. The article is written with the support of DNRF64 and Lund University Humanities Lab.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Andersson Strand
    • 1
  • Stefan Lindgren
    • 2
  • Carolina Larsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Archaeological Department, Centre for Textile Research (CTR), SAXO InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Humanities LabLund UniversityLundSweden

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