[HNW] Re: cotton fleece
radei at moscowmail.com
Thu Jan 12 11:52:01 PST 2006
Today cotton is grown as far north os the mountians of Erarat. and as I
am talking about Russia, it is much closer to the source.
Yes, Egyptian cotton is among the best in the world. but also grows in
persia, jordon, and parts of the Indus River valley.
MY question was the Fleece part, more than the cotton part.
----- Original Message -----
From: ianruadh at zonnet.nl
To: "h-needlework at ansteorra.org"
Subject: [HNW] Re: cotton fleece
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 08:28:02 +0100
The nearest place where cotton was available for europeans in the
thirteenth century was Egypt. It was and is
the producere of the best quality cotton in the world. Some say
this isn't so. There cotton makes the highest prize
on the world market. That should say something. Cotton
fabric/garments/yarn must have been among the items
which came to europe with returning crusaders. There is a cloth
called fustein. It was made of a linnen weave
and a cotton went. To reduce the prize of the finished product? If
cotton was avialable in the thirteenth century,
than it most certainly was a luxery product. It had to travel a
long distance before it reached europe (and even
further if it had to go to the north of the continent) and the
production capacity of the counrty of origin was limited
(no furilizers, no pesticide and no mecanical harvesting equipment
in those days).
> Would fleece make the right look for a period cloak? I know my
> acrylic, but is the fabric going to look right. IE: was cotton
> available/used in the 13th century? any thoughts?
> input appreciated. thanx
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