[HNW] Re: cotton fleece

Radei Drchevich 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).

  Yours sincerely:

  Johan Terlouw

  > Would fleece make the right look for a period cloak? I know my
  fleece is
  > acrylic, but is the fabric going to look right. IE: was cotton
  > available/used in the 13th century? any thoughts?
  > input appreciated. thanx
  > joy
  > radei
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