Jenna Kuttruff


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College of Agriculture

Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising


  • Historical and socio-cultural significance of textiles and apparel
  • Analysis, interpretation, and conservation of archaeological textile remains
  • Museum studies (textiles and costume)


Research Interests

  • Study of historic and prehistoric archaeological textile remains
  • Study of nineteenth and twentieth century dress

Current Research

  • Prehistoric textiles of Eastern North America
  • Hand woven Louisiana Acadian textiles
  • Native American dress, American slave dress, Nineteenth century mourning dress and burial dress

Courses Taught

  • Comparative studies in world dress
  • Introduction to research in textiles, apparel and fashion merchandising
  • History of dress and adornment
  • History of textiles
  • Textile conservation


2012  J.T. Kuttruff.  Dressing the Deceased in Nineteenth-Century America.  In The Meanings of Dress (3rd Edition), edited by Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Andrew Reilly and Patricia Hunt-Hurst, pp. 335-340.  Fairchild Books, New York.

2012  M.H. Manhein, G.A. Listi, and J.T. Kuttruff.  Analysis of a Historic Child’s Burial from St. Joseph Cemetery (16LF46).  Louisiana Archaeology 33:20-48.

2010  J.L. Banning and J.T. Kuttruff.  One Woman’s Commodity Bag Garments Compared to Period Fashions.  Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 28(2): 112-125. 

2009  M.S. Standifer, J.T. Kuttruff and S.C. Tucker.  The Uses of Eryngium yuccifolium by Native American People.  In A.S. Fairbairn  and E. Weiss, From Foragers to Farmers: Papers in Honour of Gordon C. Hillman, pp. 179-189. Oxbow Books, Oxford, England.

2000  J.T. Kuttruff and M. Strickland-Olsen. Handling Archaeological Textile Remains in the Field and Laboratory.  In Beyond Cloth and Cordage: Current Approaches to Archaeological Textile Research in the Americas, edited by Penelope Drooker and Laurie Webster, pp. 25-50.  University of Utah Press.

1999  J.T. Kuttruff.  Three Louisiana Acadian Cotonnade Quilts.  Uncoverings 20:63-86.

1998  J.T. Kuttruff, S.G. DeHart, M.J. O'Brien.  7500 Years of Prehistoric Footwear from Arnold Research Cave, Missouri.  Science 281(5373):72-75.

1993  J.T. Kuttruff.  Mississippian Status Differentiation Through Textile Analysis:  A Caddoan Example.  American Antiquity 58(1):125-145.