Fullers of Ancient Rome (The Clothes Cleaners of Rome)

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 13 August 2023

Did you know that the laundromats of ancient Rome used urine as a detergent? This video is all about the fullers of ancient Rome and how the Romans got their clothes cleaned.

The fullers of ancient Rome were launderers who washed the clothes of the city and also finished processing fabric later made into clothing, blankets, or other necessary items. They were looked down upon for their use of human and animal urine as a detergent but were among the most successful and highly-paid workers in the city.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:42 History of Fullers
2:38 The Clothing & the Process
6:48 The Social Status of Fullers
9:18 Outro

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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, August 13). Fullers of Ancient Rome (The Clothes Cleaners of Rome). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3023/fullers-of-ancient-rome-the-clothes-cleaners-of-ro/

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